May 9, 2013 12:22 PM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
Capital One Bank today announced the 2013 Creative Curriculum Challenge, a statewide grant competition created to encourage and support the teaching of financial literacy in Louisiana public schools serving students in grades 2-12.
The goal of the Creative Curriculum Challenge is to identify the best, most creative ways teachers are integrating financial education into their classrooms and award those teachers cash prizes totaling more than $20,000 that will allow them to continue and expand their work during the 2013-2014 school year. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 26.
"At Capital One Bank, we are committed to supporting local teachers as they provide financial education programs to Louisiana students," said Lisa Irons, Capital One Bank Community Relations Senior Manager - Louisiana. "The Creative Curriculum Challenge will honor outstanding teachers and reward them for providing innovative financial education lessons for their students."
Teachers may fill out the application online at www.capitalone.com/LAccc<http://www.capitalone.com/LAccc>. The application period began yesterday, May 8, and ends Wednesday, June 26. Winners will be notified via e-mail Aug. 6. Nine grants totaling more than $20,000 will be awarded.
Through an approach called "Investing for Good," Capital One Bank is committed to delivering core banking services along with specialized community development, philanthropic and volunteer support to generate lasting, local community impact and valuable business results. Programs like the Creative Curriculum Challenge demonstrate Capital One Bank's long-standing commitment to programs that foster educational learning.