Clinton Twp., MI - April is National Financial Literacy Month, and in celebration, Michigan State University Extension 4-H is holding Smart Money Contests. Michigan youth can win prizes in the Cash Composition Contest or the Show Your Money Smarts Contest throughout April.
“This opportunity has been beneficial to me in many ways, including learning from research and working on my writing skills,” said Harper-Jane, a past Smart Money Cash Composition Contest winner who also served as a 4-H Money Smart Youth Ambassador, a leadership program for young people interested in sharing their financial knowledge with their peers. “I have enjoyed and acquired knowledge from every step in this wonderful experience. I am grateful to partake in the varied opportunities offered by 4-H.”
Michigan youth aged 9-12 (as of Jan. 1, 2023) can participate in the Cash Composition Contest. In this contest, kids can win a $100 gift card through the generous sponsorship of Extra Credit Union by writing a 300-word (or less) essay on the topic of needs and wants. Interested individuals have until April 30 to register and submit their essays here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/cash-composition-contest-2023
Michigan youth between the ages of 13-19 can participate in the Show Your Money Smarts Contest sponsored by Michigan Credit Union Foundation. In this fifth annual contest, teens will compete in a 30-question online quiz challenge on credit. High scoring youth will be entered into a prize drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Teachers, librarians and other youth development professionals also can win $25 a gift card if a non-related youth they refer to the contest wins. Interested individuals must register online at https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/show-your-money-smarts-contest-2023 by April 13.
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