IASD Student Rowan Cordero finishes 3rd in Indiana County Spring 2024 Investing Challenge

Congratulations to Rowan Cordero on winning Third Place in the Middle School Division of the Indiana County Spring 2024 Investing Challenge! Thank you to our outstanding educator Janice Brocious for her leadership and support!

Brighter Financial Futures allows all students in grades K-12 to have full access to the Personal Finance Lab, free of charge, as we find a sponsor. This world-class, online platform and curriculum includes the Personal Budgeting Game, Online Learning with certifications in Personal Finance, along with the Investing Challenge.  

We now offer twelve total competitions, four quarter semesters, and two full semester programs with competitions. Students can learn by using the curriculum & lessons along with playing both the budgeting & investing simulations. The platform provides lessons, assignments, and grading for seamless teacher management as well as the superior gamification of the Personal Budgeting Game & Investment Challenge.  The competitions are held in the classroom, both county-wide and state-wide. 

Schools can sign up for our Budgeting & Investing competitions at www.brighterfinancialfutures.org. Brighter Financial Futures is a 501(c)3 organization and approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization. The competitions and programs result in over 25,000 student registrations in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers. 

The goal is to showcase exceptional talent from business, education, and government. 

The entrepreneurship program, Dream-Learn-Pitch, allows students to learn through our online curriculum, at our entrepreneurship conferences or independently with their teachers. Students can upload their Elevator Pitch to win prizes up to $10,000 and additionally, up to $40,000 in college scholarships.  See DreamLearnPitch.org/win for details.  

For more information, please contact Vice President Carolyn Shirk or President Alan Dakey at [email protected] or  570- 975-5149.