Financial Literacy Program

The Rotary Challenge

Investment Challenge for High School Students

The Rotary Challenge uses the University of Illinois Securities Exchange Simulation (UISES) investment simulation to give students practical experience with investments. The simulation provides each student with a $1,000,000 portfolio and an on-line brokerage account from which the student buys and sells equities.

The Champaign Rotary Club provides prizes for students and teachers who generate the highest rates of return on their simulated portfolios. Every December and May winning students and teachers are invited to the Rotary luncheon to receive their prizes and to share with Rotarians their strategies and insights.