The second year of Reading Makes Cent$ has come to a close, and as a result, many Virginia students and elementary schools are richer!
This financial literacy program, open to kindergarteners through third graders, educates students on a multitude of financial literacy topics through children’s books. Lesson plans and activities, prepared by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, accompanied the books and helped to enhance the students’ understanding of the topics.
Through participation, librarians received three free books for their libraries, each of which explained a different financial literacy concept. Participating students were entered into a drawing for multiple $529 Virginia529 college savings accounts. Seven elementary school libraries with the highest student participation in their region won an additional $500 worth of books for their libraries.
Nearly 300 elementary schools and 2,000 students participated in the program. See a full list of this year’s winners at the link below.
Thank you to all librarians, students, and parents who participated in this program and contributed to another successful year of Reading Makes Cent$. Plans are already underway for next year’s program, so stay tuned for details. In the meantime, keep on reading!