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Tap Challenge Bowls to teach teens personal finance

by Christine Henzig, Director of Communications Jun 15, 2017

Consider partnering with Asset Builders to involve teens in a competitive quiz tournament focusing on personal finance. It's a great way of making financial education fun while helping students achieve state standards for personal financial literacy.  

About the Challenge Bowl

The Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl involves student teams in competitive tournaments that pose 300+ quiz questions covering:

  • basic personal finance
  • investments
  • taxes
  • insurance
  • economics
  • technology
  • business
  • much more

How it works

  • Each tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. 
  • Students compete as part of regional championships at eight locations around WI
  • State championship tournament is held in May
  • Online materials help students prepare for competition
  • Teachers rely on the Challenge Bowl to reinforce the concepts they're teaching
  • Students demonstrate their knowledge and achievements via friendly competition
  • More than 600 Wisconsin high school students compete each year

See a sample regional flyer.​

When Does Competition Occur

A new round of competitions begins this fall, with regional tournaments planned for:

2017

2018

Credit Union Supporters...and more are invited!

These credit unions are supporting the following tournaments:

  • 1st Community Credit Union—La Crosse

  • Altra Federal Credit Union—La Crosse
     
  • Arcadia Credit Union—La Crosse
     
  • Co-op Credit Union—La Crosse
     
  • CoVantage Credit Union—Wausau, Rhinelander, Menominee Reservation 

  • Fox Communities Credit Union—Appleton, Green Bay

  • Oakdale Credit Union—La Crosse

  • Park City Credit Union—Rhinelander

  • Ripco Credit Union—Rhinelander  

  • Tomah Area Credit Union—La Crosse

  • Summit Credit Union—Racine, Madison, Milwaukee and the State Championship

  • UW Credit Unions—Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and the State Championship

  • Valley Communities Credit Union—Wausau      

  • Verve, A Credit Union—La Crosse

  • Westby Co-op Credit Union—La Crosse

  • 7 Rivers Region Chapter—La Crosse

Additional volunteers from credit unions are always needed and welcome to participate. Credit unions with a high school branch—as well as those that partner in other ways with high schools—are encouraged to invite additional teens to form teams and compete. Students from grades 9-12 can participate.  

According to a teacher at Rhinelander High School, "my students had a great time, but most of all, they learned a ton. I asked those that attended to speak in my classes today to those that didn't participate about possibly attending next year and it was 100% positive. I heard things like ''it was fun, competition was awesome, I knew more than I thought I would, I learned a lot, you should definitely go next year.'"

More Information

Contact Richard Entenmann at (608) 663-6332.