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Personal Finance & Entrepreneurship

Budgeting, Investing, & Business Pitches

Competitions, Events, Simulations, Courses & Lessons

All Lancaster County schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

Current Quarter and Semester Game Dates

In the Spring, we celebrate with special County prizes for our competitions  

Lancaster County Spring Full Semester Prizes

Top Schools Win: 

Spring 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

Personal Budgeting, 

Challenge 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​

The Budget Game must be completed to win prizes.

Entrepreneurship Prizes:

Scholarships and more!

Click here to view prize details

Lackawanna Prizes
Leaders' Board - Spring 2024
Lackawanna Ranking
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Lancaster County Schools and more thanks to the following sponsors:
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Brighter Financial Futures' partner, StockTrak, is a world leader in financial learning and simulations.  We proudly present the Personal Finance Lab's Personal Budgeting Game.  The program provides students with a learning platform & an budgeting simulation.  The simulation includes embedded lessons, along with the teacher lessons and curriculum that includes banking, credit, debt, savings, taxes, & more.


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.

The Personal Finance Lab is an all-in-one platform that makes teaching Financial Literacy simple!  The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on activities in the classroom. For more information on our partnership with these sponsors, click to view the full press release.

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Sponsored Schools

The schools invited to participate are Cocalico, Columbia Borough, Conestoga Valley, Donegal, Eastern Lancaster County, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Hempfield, Lampster-Strasburg, Lancaster, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Penn Manor, Pequea Valley, Solanco, and Warwick along with other schools in Pennsylvania. 

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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