NAACP Announces Financial Freedom Month Contest Winners

The NAACP Economic Department celebrated our first ever NAACP Financial Freedom Month from April 15th through May 15th. We called all NAACP units including state conferences, adult units, youth and college units, and supporters of the NAACP to create a short multimedia presentation to show how they celebrated financial education throughout the month.

The entries included webinars, workshops, street outreach, social media campaigns, economic education/advocacy videos, and much more. The events covered the basics of bank services, money management tools and tips, using credit to your advantage, planning and saving for college, and other financial education topics important in our communities. The participants made their events successful through community organizing, advocacy, and service delivery. The contest awarded $500 to the 1stprize winner; $300 to the 2nd prize winner; and $200 to the 3rd prize winner.

The 1st prize was awarded to the Lower Sussex Youth Council for hosting a financial literacy workshop. They did a superb job exploring real-life money management situations and even developed a game to teach families and individuals how to live on a budget.

2nd prize went to the Co-Op City Branch for their commitment to educating and advocating for those in their community by creating a newsletter and presentation. They distributed their work throughout the community, educating them on the basics of bank services, FDIC, protecting your finances, and using credit to your advantage.

Our 3rd prize was awarded to the Fairfax unit for their informative video presentation, which discussed the importance of planning your financial future for yourself and your family members.

Thank you to all who participated and helped to empower their communities through economic education and advocacy.