Financial Literacy Art Contest for Students in Oakland County

Financial Literacy Art Contest for Students Throughout Oakland County

(Oakland County Treasure’s Office, Feb. 22, 2020)

Pontiac, MI- ​Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner is pleased to announce the annual Treasurer Meisner Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest for Oakland County high school students. Winners earn college scholarships or prize money and the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Treasurer’s Office.

“Now more than ever, our students must be equipped with the financial literacy skills they’​ll need to control their finances, instead of their finances controlling them,” Meisner said. “My hope is that students can use their favorite art form to think in new ways about money and finances, and that we can increase awareness of this critical area.”

Participating students are being provided with real “benchmarks” from Michigan’s curriculum in the financial literacy area, including that students demonstrate the ability to:

Take responsibility for personal financial decisions

Make financial decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences

Develop a plan for spending and saving

Develop a personal financial plan

“I want Oakland County citizens to know that their Treasurer is taking a stand to promote financial literacy, something that is in all of our interests, especially when we’re talking about paying taxes on time,” Meisner added. “I hope all of our students will graduate with confidence about how to handle their finances.”

Submissions due by March 20.  More info/apply:  OakGov.com

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