Financial Literacy Challenge from Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Empowering Communities to Win $10,000 for Their Schools Now Open


Silver Spring, Md. (Monday, March 14, 2022) – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, and Discovery Education today opened the 6th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest. The contest enables communities to vote for their school to win $10,000 that can be used for critical educator resources that teach kids how to earn, save, spend, and donate.   

This national contest encourages elementary school teachers, families, and community members to show their commitment to financial education by voting online daily for their school to receive a prize package featuring: 

  • A grant of $10,000 to build a brighter financial future at the winning school.  
  • $1,000 to be donated to the charity of the school’s choice. 
  • An interactive, hands-on, educational financial literacy event hosted by Discovery Education that brings to life Cha-Ching’s four pillars of financial education – earn, save, spend, and donate. 

Participants may enter up to once a day on behalf of their school from now through June 17, 2022. Learn more and vote for your school.  

“As Financial Literacy Month begins in April, we are thrilled to open the 2022 Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest. Through this annual event, we empower communities to help students and their local schools make smart financial decisions,” said Danielle Robinson, Executive Director, Jackson Charitable Foundation. 

“As a small parochial school, we often miss out on grants and donations that are awarded based on student population,” said David Wedge, Principal of last year’s contest winner, Trinity Lutheran School “The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest money we received through last year’s event is a shot in the educational arm that enables us to access virtual programming through a one-to-one computer initiative that was impossible up to this point. How awesome!”  

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge is part of a wider educational partnership with Discovery Education – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids – that provides no-cost digital resources for use in the anywhere classroom. Designed for educators and families to teach fundamental financial skills to K-6 students with fun and engaging videos, lessons, and activities Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids offers millions of students the knowledge, tools, and practice they need to make informed decisions to reach their goals and dreams.  

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids resources can be found at www.cha-chingusa.org and on the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform in the Social Impact Partnerships channel.  

“Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids makes financial literacy understandable and engaging for young students, while supporting educators with the dynamic digital resources they need to teach about financial literacy,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education.  

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit  www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through  Twitter and  LinkedIn.    

About Jackson Charitable Foundation
Jackson Charitable Foundation’s vision is for all Americans to have the strong personal finance skills that allow people to live fuller, more self-directed lives. The 501(c)(3) private operating Foundation, is the charitable-giving arm of  Jackson National Life Insurance Company. The Foundation works with Jackson associates and world-class partners to provide economic opportunities that build strong communities. Follow the Jackson Charitable Foundation at  jacksoncharitablefoundation.org, on Facebook at  @JacksonCharitableFoundation and on Twitter at  @JacksonFdn

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com

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