8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest

8th Annual I Got Bank Financial Literacy Contest | OneUnited Bank

Join Us To Promote Financial Literacy For Youth!

OneUnited Bank and BMe Community are sponsoring the eighth annual financial literacy contest for youth between the ages of 8 – 12 years old. Simply either write and submit a 250 word essay or create and submit an art project about what you learned from the book “I Got Bank!” (or from another financial literacy book available in your library or home) and how you can use what you learned in your life or the life of your family.

You must have your parents’ permission to participate. Your essay or art project may be published by OneUnited Bank and BMe Community. All submissions must be postmarked or emailed by June 15, 2018. (Children of employees of OneUnited Bank or BMe Community are ineligible to participate.) Winners will be selected by OneUnited Bank in our sole discretion. Ten (10) winners will receive a $1,000 savings account by August 31, 2018 (with cooperation from parents). No purchase required. Awards are subject to 1099 reporting. To submit your essay or art project, see details below.

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Please see our 2018 Flyer.

$1,000 Urban Youth Financial Literacy Contest

To participate, click here to fill out the form and have your parent(s) approve the form. Submit your 250 word essay or a PDF of your art project by June 15, 2018 explaining or showing what you learned from the book “I Got Bank” (or from another financial literacy book available in your library or home) and how you can use what you learned in your life or the life of your family to OneUnited Bank, Financial Literacy Submission, 100 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 or online. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2018.

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  • Cedric short
    I am very interested in signing my son up for a great opportunity with writing and not only writing but expressing himself more on paper
    March 2, 2018 Reply
  • Deje Askew
    This is so amazing
    March 2, 2018 Reply
  • Jonah wani
    I would like to open an account with this bank but do you have a branch at the Seattle WA area
    March 4, 2018 Reply
  • Lionel Simms Jr
    Where can we purchase the book?
    March 4, 2018 Reply
  • Virgil W. Hill Jr.
    I am so grateful for the bank to sponsor this project. Black children almost never get taught about wealth building. Our children need to be taught about this (business ownership and passive income.) from the cradle to the grave. I have 3 accounts with One United Bank. Virgil W. Hill Jr..
    March 6, 2018 Reply
  • Hannah Olsen
    Hello! I work with a nonprofit in Miami-Dade that provides a safe and fun environment for local students after school. We have been introducing financial education into their after school lessons and I would love to incorporate this into our programming. I would appreciate if someone could get in touch with me on how to do a mass submission. Thank you!
    March 13, 2018 Reply
  • randean mcfarlane
    As a Jamaican, I want all my 4 kids to join this bank. Can I start a college fun for all my kids?
    May 4, 2018 Reply
  • Barbara Jensen
    My primarily white church is hosting a "Soul Food Dinner" fundraiser for the new Stroutsburg Sourland African American Museum in New Jersey. It will be the first museum devoted to the rich history of Black Americans in this region. The community gathering will be open to the community so we expect a good mix of Black people as well as white aspriring allies. Both groups I would love to introduce OneUnited to. I opened my account a few years ago and still have never met one single person (Black or white) who has heard of this wonderful institution. Please let me know who can send me 150 brochures or pens or business cards or anything that will help me amplify your name at the dinner. If this dinner is successful the plan is to "take it on the road" and share the template with other churches in the area, the state, the country.
    May 11, 2018 Reply
  • Joyce Durst
    I want a copy of the book thank you Joyce Durst
    May 18, 2018 Reply
  • Victoria
    Is it OK to exceed the limit of 250 words? My daughter wrote her essay and turned it in with 299 words. Is that OK?
    May 27, 2018 Reply
  • Cierra A Freeman
    I'd like a copy of the book please
    June 2, 2018 Reply
  • Penny
    For my grandchildren
    June 12, 2018 Reply
  • Aderoju
    hi , my daughter just submitted her essay online . i just wanted to know if we still have to email it or by just clicking submit we are done. thanks
    June 15, 2018 Reply
  • Shirley chapman
    Thank you .I love to get emails hope I am approved .
    December 17, 2018 Reply
  • Belinda Bradley
    Good Morning, I am grandmother to two smart girls 9 and 8 yrs. old they want to own a bank I found this page and love it will you be offering this essay project for 2019 our kids sure do need it I have also ordered them the book I Got Bank. Happy New Year 2019 Thank You
    January 1, 2019 Reply

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