A program of the SIFMA Foundation.

Capitol Hill Challenge

The SIFMA Foundation's annual Capitol Hill Challenge™ (CHC), presented by the Charles Schwab Foundation, is an exciting national financial education competition for public middle and high schools that reaches every U.S. Congressional district.

The 2019 Capitol Hill Challenge runs from February 4 - May 10, 2019 and concludes with a winners' trip to Washington, D.C. from June 10 - 12, 2019. CHC is offered by invitation from the SIFMA Foundation, with priority consideration given to public schools.


CHC Training Series - Past Webinar Recordings:
CHC I    2/6/19
CHC I    2/11/19
CHC II   2/19/19
CHC II   2/25/19
CHC II   3/5/19
CHC III  3/21/19
CHC III  4/2/19

About the Capitol Hill Challenge

Capital Hill Challenge team of students

CHC engages public middle and high schools in each U.S. Congressional district to participate in a special edition of the acclaimed Stock Market Game™ (SMG) program. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made over 4,300 Congressional matches with schools, encompassing more than 116,000 students across the country.

Each Congressional district includes up to two public middle and/or high schools with up to 10 participating teams each (3-5 students per team). Students may only participate on one CHC team. Your school must be located in the matching Congressional district (please verify on www.house.gov). There is no charge for CHC teams. Students taking part in a separate SMG game window may also take part in CHC.

The 10 teams with the nationally top-ranked portfolios (one winning team per school, one winning team per Member of Congress) win a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet their Member of Congress and be recognized at an awards reception on Capitol Hill. During their visit, students and teachers will meet with business, government, and education leaders to learn about fiscal policy making, the role of the capital markets, and global economic trends. The winners will also have the opportunity to tour financial landmarks and national monuments

For more information, download the CHC Brochure.

The CHC Program is by invitation only.

Awards Ceremony Highlights

CHC in the News

Press Releases