HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) – Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology President Dr. Eric Darr have announced the launch of a financial literacy competition at the statewide.
The competition entitled “What does financial literacy mean to me? ” is open to grades 7 to 12 students living across Pennsylvania. Submissions can include a 30-second TikTok video, short essay, or poem on what financial literacy means to them.
“Being financially literate means knowing how to be smart with your own money; you know where your tax dollars are going and you can hold government officials accountable for how they spend your money, ”Auditor General DeFoor said.
This is the ninth year that Harrisburg University has hosted the competition, but this is the first year that the Auditor General’s Department has joined the initiative.
It’s never too early to start learning how to be smart with your money, and it’s one of the most important lessons a person can learn in order to achieve future financial success, ”continued DeFoor.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022 and more information about the competition is available on the Harrisburg University website.
Register now for the WTAJ newsletter for the latest local news, weather and community events that matter to you.