National Programs and Competitions

National Programs & Competitions

Expand your influence with the local kindergarten to college crowd during Money Smart Week with one of our fun and educational programs and competitions. Many now available on a national scale, these tried-and-tested programs are an easy way to engage students of all ages in financial education. All the materials you need are here and free of cost. Enjoy! 
Note: the categorization of programs based on age group (seen below) is merely a recommendation, not a requirement. 

FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Money Smart Kids Read

Four kids huddle around one book

Free books and an adult-led group read provides a simple way to introduce money and money management concepts to young audiences.

Free books and an adult-led group read provides a simple way to introduce money and money management concepts to young audiences.

Money Smart Piggy Bank Challenge

A brightly colored piggy bank receives a quarter.

In this challenge, kids get creative and learn about smart saving choices while designing their own piggy bank.

In this challenge, kids get creative and learn about smart saving choices while designing their own piggy bank.

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Money Smart Bike Bash

A family of 6, all on bikes

Send participants off on a financial fact-finding roll to promote awareness of Money Smart Week throughout the community.

Send participants off on a financial fact-finding roll to promote awareness of Money Smart Week throughout the community.

Money Smart Kid Market

A teacher looks out over her class of middle school kids

Put Money Smart lessons into practice with a simulated market experience for middle school students.

Put Money Smart lessons into practice with a simulated market experience for middle school students.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Money Smart Cache!

A Ben Franklin sprite from the Money Smart Cache game

High school students will learn important financial lessons playing this game in the classroom via computer, smartphone or tablet.

High school students will learn important financial lessons playing this game in the classroom via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Blue Jean Swap

A pile of folded blue jeans

The swap is a great way for students and their families to learn money smart habits around saving and conserving resources through re-use. It is a great way for families to stretch their clothing budget, too!

The swap is a great way for students and their families to learn money smart habits around saving and conserving resources through re-use. It is a great way for families to stretch their clothing budget, too!

FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

GeoCache For College Cash

Two college kids using a GPS to find a geocache

This exciting and interactive contest uses a digital scavenger hunt to spark dialogue among college students about financial decision-making.

This exciting and interactive contest uses a digital scavenger hunt to spark dialogue among college students about financial decision-making.

Adulting 101

A young woman lies on the floor, surrounded by homework material, looking overwhelmed.

This gameshow-like activity exposes young adults to financial best practices and the financial education resources they can tap into as they navigate their new adult responsibilities.

This gameshow-like activity exposes young adults to financial best practices and the financial education resources they can tap into as they navigate their new adult responsibilities.