Photo of student

The Initiative

51% of 18-24 year olds wish they had taken personal finance classes in high school. WE WANT TO GRANT THAT WISH.

The Magnetar Capital | UChicago Financial Education Initiative is financially empowering students through high-quality materials, evidence-based approaches, teacher community, and scholarly expertise. Learn more >

Magnetar Capital logo
UChicago STEM Education logo

Our Impact

Since 2012, Magnetar Academy has used technology, teamwork and competition to help high schoolers increase their financial literacy.

13,730

Student participants to date

869

Student participants to date in
Magnetar Academy Team Challenges

661

Magnetar Academy
classes to date

109

Schools have implemented
the program to date

181

Chicago area teachers trained to
provide financial literacy information

180

Volunteer participants from numerous
Chicagoland financial firms