(Bangor, ME) – A group of smart students at Bangor Christian School learned in a unique way today.
Maine Representative Bruce Poliquin spoke to students on the importance of saving and investing money while also promoting a better government.
The Bangor Christian School participated in the 12th annual SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game, which is a 14-week challenge that organizes middle and high school student teams by congressional district and state.
The curriculum-based program allows students to develop a better understanding of the global economy, strengthen their personal financial skills, and improve knowledge on business.
“The goal is to introduce these young adults and students to what we do in Washington and how it relates to our business community here and how Washington can help our businesses grow,” said representative Poliquin.
Students got the chance to ask questions and to interact with the congressman on real life situations. He gave valuable advice on how to keep our country on the right track.
The Capitol Hill Challenge Stock Market Game has helped students grow and learn about financial literacy around the world. SIFMA president and CEO said they are committed to giving students the necessary tools to build a solid foundation of information regarding investing and saving, so they can achieve their financial goals.
The national top ten teams will be recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. in June.
Rep. interacted with students on the topic of saving and investing money, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government.