Today's kids know everything about everything, but how much do they know about the value of saving? Salisbury Bank's participation in the Lights, Camera, Save! competition seeks to answer that very question.
"The Lights, Camera, Save! contest will allow teens to role play and record their thoughts regarding the value of saving money," explained Michael Dixon Executive Vice President. "It's a way to get kids thinking about saving and its impact."
The video contest is one of several components of the ABA Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save program. This component is a unique competition that encourages young people to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers.
"The contest is meant to be fun and exciting but when all is said and done, we hope teens will take action and live this message, 'Start young, save more,'" Dixon added.
To participate, students aged 13-16 can visit www.salisburybank.com and download an entry packet or stop by any Salisbury Bank location, after September 1st, for an entry form and contest details. Salisbury Bank will host the first round of local level judging and will submit one winning video to compete on the national level for a chance to win a $3,000, $1,500 or $500 U.S. Savings Bond or an iPod® Touch.
The Teach Children to Save program is a national campaign that organizes banker volunteers to educate young people about the importance of developing a lifelong savings habit. Since 1997, the campaign has reached 3.4 million young people with the help of some 80,000 banker volunteers, an annual awareness day "Teach Children to Save Day" and the Teach Children to Save Web site: www.teachchildrentosave.com. Salisbury Bank has been named to the Teach Children to Save Honor Roll, for its commitment to educating area youth on the importance of saving.