Financial Education Idea Competition

A friend sent this from Fidelity. Maybe you would be interested in joining the competition to benefit a high school of your choice.

“Understanding basic financial concepts and the importance of budgeting and saving is critical in today’s economy. Yet research suggests financial literacy is low among young people and efforts to teach financial education could be refined. How can financial services companies, such as Fidelity Investments best tap into their volunteers and financial expertise to improve the financial literacy of high school students in low-income areas? …

“To solve this challenge, we would like to hear your best ideas by November 7, 2013. … We welcome new ways to incorporate technology to make financial education more fun and engaging. If you’re not affiliated with a non-profit organization or educational institution, you can suggest an organization that could implement your idea. Learn more about the Fidelity Investments Financial Education Grant at www.fidelity.com/grant and the company’s commitment to education in the communities where we live and work at http://www.fidelity.com/education. …

“If your idea is selected, you’ll receive a $1,000 charitable gift card to make a donation to a public school of your choice through DonorsChoose.org … Fidelity Investments will fund the winning idea up to $100,000 by collaborating with a non-profit organization or educational institution to pilot test the idea. … If you have questions, please e-mail us at FidelityGrant@fmr.com.”

Information about upcoming events and competitions is strictly informational and not an endorsement by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston or the Federal Reserve System.

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