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J. Michael Smith, Esq.

Michael P. Farris, Esq.

Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity

January 21, 2011

Will Estrada and Melanie Palazzo
Federal Relations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education will be offering their 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge March 7–April 8. This recognition program uses a voluntary, online test to determine and recognize high levels of financial literacy among America's high school students in public, private, and homeschool programs.

Homeschoolers have participated in this challenge since its inception, and many homeschoolers have benefited from scholarships as a result. The top two scorers at each school, plus all students scoring in the top 20 percent, will receive National Financial Capability Challenge Award Certificates. All participating educators will receive an official certificate. This recognition will look very good on a job resume or high school transcript.

To register for this challenge, please visit the National Financial Capability Challenge website. Please remember to register before March 7.

Students must be between the ages of 13 and 19. There are no prerequisites for student participation, and there is no charge to participate.

We hope that your homeschool program can benefit from this unique opportunity.