Empowering Wisconsin’s students to avoid poverty and achieve prosperity.
To create a more just, fair and inclusive future for students in the State of Wisconsin through the teaching of economics and financial literacy via programs we provide to educators. By means of these experiences our young people will enrich their own lives and the Wisconsin communities they call home.
We are a statewide organization that offers professional development for elementary and secondary teachers to assist them in educating students about economics and the free market, free enterprise system. We provide curricular resources, sponsor workshops, seminars and classroom materials so teachers can provide turn key classroom practices and activities highlighted each school year by “The Stock Market Game” and “EconChallenge.”
Founded in 1963, we are a non-profit, non-partisan organization and one of 48 state councils affiliated with the national Council for Economic Education.
We are proud to be a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Financial Literacy for our innovative methods and collaborating with others to measurably improve economic and financial literacy in Wisconsin.
Last school year, EconomicsWisconsin reached nearly 250,000 students through engaging competitions and 250 professional training offerings for educational professionals. Nearly 7400 student participated in our competitions learning about markets, the economy and foundational concepts in economics and personal financial literacy.
Office: (414) 221-9400
Board Chair – Cliff Henrickson
Vice Chair – James H. Hunter
Secretary – Charles R. Revie
Treasurer – Richard Hensley
Willie Johnson, Jr.
Allan H. (Bud) Selig
Robert E. Harlan