The FICB is a financial literacy program for high school students that aligns with Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Personal Finance and the Jumpstart National Standards. The FICB culminates in a live, college-bowl tournament where teams compete to determine regional champions. Teams that finish in 1st- and 2nd-place at each regional tournament then advance to the state championship tournament.
The FICB content is “all about” personal finance – there is no content from other subjects. We “come to you” by hosting live tournaments around the state. Our in-person interactive format, with students playing through a series of games in a tournament setting, is an effective learning strategy that reinforces lessons already being taught in the classroom and celebrates student achievement in an atmosphere of friendly competition. The best evidence that teachers value the FICB is that fact that most teachers bring students to compete in the tournaments year-after-year!