Wall Street in Detention Center

By: Laura Speakman
By: Laura Speakman

It might not be the place you expect it to happen. But a local detention home houses the state's best stock market game players. The Shenandoah Valley juvenile detention center competed in the game against more than 400 high school teams in the state.

The program allows kids to take $100,000 worth of play money and invest it in the stock market over a 10-week period. Officials at the center say it's a good way for these kids to learn life skills the right way.

"He [a student] was being interviewed by the paper, and his quote was, 'just because we're locked up doesn't mean we have to give up.' So I think kinda sums up everybody's hope in here," said advisor Joe Waters . The stock that brought in their cash was MCI.


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