Friday, March 25, 2011

Know a Teacher?

I'm not one and now that my kids are out of high school I don't know many. But if you do, please encourage them to participate in the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge:

Just how much do high school students know about managing money? Government and financial education leaders hope to find out by encouraging teachers to sign up for the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge, which is open now through April 8, 2011. The Challenge is a free online exam that tests young adults’ knowledge about earning, spending, saving, borrowing, risk protection and more. Top scorers are eligible for scholarships and other awards.

Between now and April 8, 2011, any high school teacher or educator who instructs students ages 13-19 can register for the free program, download the toolkit for educators, and prepare their students to take the brief exam. And taking the Challenge can pay off. The Charles Schwab Foundation has announced that it will award select students who excel at the Challenge with $1,000 scholarships and matching grants for the schools. Additionally, the top two scorers at each participating school, plus all students who score in the top 20 percent, will receive award certificates from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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