San Diego Video Contest Set to Raise Money for Local High Schools and Promote Financial Literacy

In an effort to promote financial literacy, Money MindED, a San Diego-based financial education company, is running a video contest to get local high school students engaged in financial learning.

San Diego, CA, March 21, 2012 --( Money MindEd, LLC announces the first annual Financial Awareness Video Contest open to all San Diego county high school students. Emphasizing its commitment to financial literacy, Money MindEd is asking high school students, “If you could share one financial tip with your friends, what would it be?” Students are asked to answer this question in a three minute video. Both students, and the high schools they attend will have the opportunity to win cash and prizes valued at over $1,800. Submissions will be accepted from April 1st – April 20th.

“With an ever growing need for financial literacy for our youth, we are excited to engage students with a fun opportunity to share their knowledge and creativity while having the opportunity to raise money for their schools,” said Jaclyn Weitzberg, President, Money MindEd. “In addition to having the opportunity to submit tips, the community will be asked to vote for their favorite video, encouraging them to watch and learn from the top submissions.”

The Money MindEd video contest was created to get teens and their schools more involved in talking about healthy financial habits. Financial education for our youth is a growing hot topic amongst parents, teachers, and even the Obama administration. “So many of the challenges we face today… are because we have not taught these basic lessons about managing finances and making smart investments,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Through the Money MindEd video contest, students have the opportunity to increase their financial knowledge, raise funds for their high school, and share financial knowledge with their friends. “Kids learn best when they are having fun, and this video contest turns the cut and dry fundamentals of finance into an interactive and engaging competition that allows the students to use their creative side,” said Weitzberg. For more information about the contest,

About Money MindEd
Money MindEd is a financial education company with programs designed to educate teens and young adults about the basics of finance through in-class instruction and online financial resources. The program was designed by a financial professional to enable teens to become more aware of the impact of their financial decisions and to curb bad habits before they start. To learn more, visit

To set up interviews or for additional information, please contact Jackie Weitzberg at 619-861-8978 or
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