Update 11/18/19: As of 11/16/19, funding for this Match Offer has been fully applied to eligible projects, and donations are no longer being matched. We will update this page if additional funding becomes available. We are thrilled to see all of the amazing economics and financial literacy projects that our teacher community created!
Update 10/28/19: Funding for this Match is running low. We anticipate all funding will be applied to eligible projects within the next 2 weeks. If you have a project idea in the works, submit as soon as possible for the best chance to receive matched donations!
What kind of match?
Starting August 9, all qualifying projects will receive a 3X Match. That means a $20 donation will become a $60 donation.
If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.
How to qualify:
- You teach in a school in Arkansas.
- If you’d like to request The Stock Market Game for your classroom this spring, enter the campaign code STOCKMARKET to get special instructions for your Special Request project as you create it--and read more below!
- If you are requesting The Stock Market game, you should do so as a Special Request project. Click the following link to learn more about how to request the Stock Market Game on your project.
- Not requesting this game? No need for a campaign code!
- Create a project that gets your students engaged with economics and increases their financial literacy
- Select Financial Literacy (under the Math & Science category) or Economics (under the History & Civics category) as your subject as your subject area.
Requesting The Stock Market Game through DonorsChoose.org
As part of this campaign, teachers can also request The Stock Market Game, which gives students in 4th to 12th grade first-hand experience with investing. As your student teams participate, they will gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how they might get their money to return a profit for them. Requests for The Stock Market Game will be created as Special Request projects.
Creating a Special Request for The Stock Market Game:
- Click the following link to register for the games. Questions about registering? Contact email@example.com.
- Enter the campaign code STOCKMARKET when creating your Special Request project on DonorsChoose.org to get special instructions as you create the project.
- For this project, you’ll need to have 6 points in your account to request the game, so contact us if you aren’t able to follow the instructions below.
- When you reach the “What” stage, you’ll be able to select “Create a special request” at the bottom of the page. (Don’t see it? Contact us.)
- Upload the payment document you receive from Economics Arkansas.
- Submit your project to participate in the Stock Market Games by September 30, 2019 for the Year Round and Fall games or December 2, 2019 for the Spring games.
Looking for inspiration?
Here are some of our favorite financial literacy and economics projects:
- Kinder Blocks! Learning Economics as We Play Rocks!, from Mrs. W
- 3, 2, 1, Action: Economics Through the Arts!, from Mrs. M
- Bulls and Bears? Oh My!, from Mrs. S
With thanks to Economics Arkansas
The mission of Economics Arkansas is to promote economic literacy and the economic-way of thinking to Arkansas PreK-12 students by empowering educators to teach real life economics. They are excited to match these economics, financial literacy, and Stock Market Game projects on our site!