Print out an official essay contest flyer (.pdf) here for distribution at your school, local libraries, community centers, restaurants, etc.
As Financial Literacy Month Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear will kick off a statewide financial literacy essay contest on Friday, April 5 during an assembly at Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School in Saint Paul.
The essay contest, called Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month , is sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins. Kids should submit a 300 word essay in response to this question:
If you were 100 years old, what 3 things would you tell your grandchildren to do to make smart financial decisions for their future?
The winner of the essay contest will:
Responses are due no later than Tuesday, April 30. Send essays to Julia Miller at Julia.Miller@state.mn.us or by mail to Julia Miller, Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101.