PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit with a mission to bring effective and engaging financial education to ALL high school classrooms in America, is sponsoring The PAYBACK Challenge, an essay contest with over $150,000 in prize money.
Tim Ranzetta, NGPF's founder described the rationale behind the PAYBACK Challenge: "We know this conversation about college finances can be a challenging one. The game, PAYBACK, provides the perfect vehicle for parents and guardians to engage with their children before they make crucial decisions about higher education."
Featured in the New York Times, NGPF's paying-for-college game PAYBACK (designed by McKinney) has been played by over 150,000 students in just 4 months since launch. As one teacher remarked, "It was an amazing game. All of my students were so highly engaged that it was time to go to lunch and none of them wanted to leave."
The first 2,500 educators who register online will nominate one student essay for this contest. Students will write a brief essay (of 250 words or less), after playing PAYBACK, which answers this question:
How could you use the online game, PAYBACK, to have a conversation with your parent/guardian about paying for college?
Over $150,000 in prize money will be awarded with 10 National Finalists ($5,000 each) and 150 Honorable mention winners ($500 each) and each state will have at least two winners. Educators will also be eligible for awards. Deadline for essay submission is 11:59pm Pacific Time on March 23, 2018. For additional details on contest rules and process to nominate student essays, visit the NGPF website.
About Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance has become the "one-stop shop" for financial educators looking for high-quality, engaging curriculum to equip students with skills to thrive in their future. In just three years, NGPF's comprehensive online curricular resources and professional development opportunities have reached over 5,000 teachers in all fifty states.
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