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Personal Finance & Entrepreneurship

Budgeting, Investing, & Business Pitches

Competitions, Events, Simulations, Courses & Lessons

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All Harrisburg City School District teachers and students are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

Current Quarter and Semester Game Dates

In the Spring, we celebrate with extra special local/county middle and high school competitions  

Harrisburg SD Spring Full Semester Prizes

Top Investing Challenge Wins: *

First Place - $100 - top game, $60 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $40 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $30 teacher

Top Budget Game Wins:

First Place - $100 - top game, $60 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $40 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $30 teacher

*Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​.  One prize per teachers' group  Minimum of 25 students must participate per division to give out all prizes.  Prizes must be claimed, processed and redeemed ten days after notification.  Budget Games but be finished to be eligible.  All prizes subject to change without notice and the funding can be transferred to another inner-city school district if teachers can not be reached.

Entrepreneurship Prizes:

Scholarships and more!

Click here to view prize details

Past Leaders' Board - Spring 2024 
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Harrisburg City School District thanks to the following sponsors:
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Our sponsored Personal Finance Lab includes both a Personal Budgeting Game and an Investing Challenge. 


The Budget Game simulates the experience of students living on their own while managing their bills, credit cards & finances. The game plays out 18-months but takes about 6-hours real time to complete.


The Investing Challenge offers students the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges with live market data.

Our Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition is a business plan challenge that jump-starts minds and encourages critical thinking. Students practice the skills necessary for writing a successful business plan; written and oral communication; math proficiency; economic understanding; technological competence; business aptitude.


Our competitions teach students budgeting, investing and other financial literacy skills through hands-on learning activities in the classroom. For more information on our partnership with these sponsors, click here for the press release.

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Sponsored Schools

The schools invited to participate are Ben Franklin (K–8), Camp Curtin (K–4), Downey (K–8), Foose (K–4), Harrisburg High School (9–12),  SciTech Campus (9–12), Marshall (K–8), Math and Science Academy (5–8), Melrose (K–8), Rowland (5–8), and Scott (K–4).

Awards Ceremony

If possible, a virtual celebration will be held in May to honor the schools, teachers, and their students. They will be honored by bank executives.

If you are ready to create a sponsorship relationship which exceeds your goals and gives you the chance to become a part of our growing, passionate organization, contact us at or call 570-975-5149.

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