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Reading Makes Cents

Expand students’ financial literacy while cultivating reading skills.

Virginia529 believes a good understanding of financial literacy is integral to success in the future. In partnership with the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), Virginia529 sponsors Reading Makes Cents to introduce basic financial concepts to K-5 students.

Virginia elementary school librarians who sign up for this program receive three free books from Virginia529 to read to their students. VCEE provides accompanying lesson plans and activities that librarians can use to solidify the concepts and further engage their students.

To celebrate students’ reading and teach the value of saving money, Virginia529 also awards 14 randomly selected students a $529 Virginia529 Invest529 account.

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