Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management Announces Theme for Annual Youth Poster Contest

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Life Lessons in Money Management Combined with Creativity Local Students and Schools Have a Chance to Win

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We look forward every year to working with students and teachers on this important learning exercise.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc., (“Springboard”) is pleased to announce the theme for its annual youth poster contest. Now in its eighth year, the highly anticipated contest provides local students an opportunity to express their creativity while gaining an understanding of important financial concepts. The contest is open to students in 3rd through 12th grade attending public and private schools in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The theme for year’s contest is “To Be a Super Saver, I Will …”

“Research reveals that adults who are successful in managing their money were introduced to financial concepts at an early age,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president. “We look forward every year to working with students and teachers on this important learning exercise,” said Opperman.

A highly esteemed panel of community stakeholders will select a first, second, and third place winner from each of the three grade categories – elementary, middle and high school. The winning students will receive a medal, framed certificate and monetary award. In addition, Springboard will award the winning student’s school a $25 gift certificate for supporting financial literacy education. Posters and three-dimensional artwork will be judged on expression of theme, style, content and overall creativity. Contest entries will be accepted now through Friday, February 14, 2014. Entry forms along with the contest rules and guidelines may be downloaded from Springboard’s Press Center.

The winners will be recognized at Springboard’s annual spring luncheon held at the Historic Mission Inn in Riverside. Springboard has received hundreds of entries from area students since the first contest winners were announced in 2006. The purpose of the contest is to introduce young people to the concept of financial literacy, and allow them to express their understanding of it through art.

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Carolina , Massachusetts, Florida and Maryland for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800.449.9818 or visit their web site at http://www.credit.org.

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