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By Beth Harris, Head of Game Marketing at The Singleton Foundation

One of the most engaging ways to teach is through play. Understanding the power of play, the Singleton Foundation recently  launched the PC and mobile (iOS and Android) video game, Venture Valley. FREE to download and play (no in-app purchases or ads), this fast-paced business strategy game helps students build financial literacy and business skills.

Free and Engaging School Resources

To help facilitate educators, the Venture Valley video game team and Discovery Education paired up on an FREE educational initiative – Discover Venture Valley – empowering students in grades 6-12 to build financial and business basics. Using a suite of standards-aligned resources, Discover Venture Valley builds and sustains students’ interest in financial literacy by exploring the financial and business basics explored in the Venture Valley game, where students take on the role of a budding entrepreneur.

The game’s competitive esports-style multiplayer play and a single-player campaign give students both a fun outlet to compete with friends in positive ways and practice financial skills and business concepts. Accompanying digital resources – including classroom activities, a video topic series, and educator guides – align to learning standards across multiple disciplines including English language arts, math, business, and financial literacy.

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The Singleton Foundation, the creators of the Venture Valley game and Million Stories,  is dedicated to making financial literacy fun, engaging and accessible to all.  It does this through its recently launched Venture Valley video game and its video storytelling site Million Stories.

  • Venture Valley – This fast-paced business-building strategy video game has 35 unique missions to play alone in a single-player campaign, or against friends and foes in competitive esports-style multiplayer play. Players of Venture Valley learn such principles as investments/dividends, fixed and variable expenses, loans, net vs gross income, and many, many more curriculum topics.

The Venture Valley game is an effective and entertaining vehicle for learning and retaining new information as students go through a series of progressive challenges, achievements and rewards.  The game lets students assess their knowledge for themselves and gives them chances to try new variables and strategies to thoroughly master financial literacy concepts.

  • Million Stories –  A first-of-its-kind digital entertainment channel with acclaimed   content, Millions Stories runs the gamut of subject matter and flavor. Watching other people’s inspiring and sometimes tragic stories might inspire you, make you think,     make you laugh or even make you cry. And yet, underneath it all, every one of Million Stories’ shows has a purpose. Its goal is to get people to care about their finances. Its bite -sized episodes include series like “Adulting with Richard Sherman,” “TipJar” and “Your Brain on Money,” among others, making the concept of personal finance fun and engaging.

Venture Valley and Million Stories are projects of the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit public benefit corporation.

Free Fin Lit Venture Valley video game and digital classroom resources from engages students  @DiscoveryEd @VentureVG #Videogame #finlit

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  • Visit our Venture Valley website for more information

  • Follow us on our  Venture Valley Twitter channel

  • Like our Venture Valley Facebook page

  • Join our community on Venture Valley’s Discord 

  • Follow us on Venture Valley’s Instagram

  • Find our latest game trailers on Venture Valley’s YouTube

  • Watch others play on Venture Valley Twitch


    Beth Harris

ICYMI: We are proud to announce the passage of S. Res. 588 designating April 2022 as ‘‘Financial Literacy Month.” We are so honored to have worked with Senator Jack Reed’s office on this resolution! Cheers to #FinancialLiteracyMonth and let’s keep moving financial literacy forward! More about the resolution here.

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