Financial Connects Contest site adds to the excitement of the Contest
While the information has been posted at the Net Literacy Alliance website, this site more eloquently depicts the excitement and potential the contest provides contestants that choose to compete. Contest updates are available at the Financial Connects Contest tab on the Net Literacy Alliance website (and take presidence over the contest website that is at http://contest.financialconnects.org.
A special thanks to Net Literacy Chief Technology Office Brian Kelley that posted this site (and posts all of our websites) – one of his many responsibilities that range from developing “one click” slipstream CDs to facilitate computer repurposing to deciding on the “best of class” technology Net Literacy programs use. Brian Kelley first volunteered in the Senior Connects program, later was selected to lead the Computer Connects program, was elected Student Chair of Net Literacy; and now serves as CTO, member of the Student Executive Committee, and member of the Board of Directors.
Supporters, grantors, and funders include:
State Farm Insurance – through their financial support of almost $100,000 allowed us to award 100 prizes and build a national financial literacy website.
Intel – through their financial support helped us significantly increase the number of prizes awarded
Bright House Networks – through their financial support and PSAs to help us build the prototype website and publicize the contest
Lilly Endowment – through their financial support that enabled us to prove the concept, fund two summer programs engaging more than 40 students, and build the prototype that resulted in additional grants from State Farm Insurance and Intel
Old National Bank – through their financial support and assistance discussing financial literacy with student volunteers
Lilly & Company – provided pro bono legal counsel that ensured our contest rules were accurate and correct
Community Development Law Center – for coordinated legal review of the contest
Josette Starks-Van – who graciously donated her time to build the site
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and The Indiana Department of Education – for their support and encouraging participation by sending letters to all principals and superintendents
Chairman of the House Education Committee Representative Greg Porter – who helped explain the legislation to the students and created a video for the site
Net Literacy student volunteers – that spent their summer creating 40 videos to prove the viability of the financial connects website concept
Special thanks to CTO Brian Kelley – who build the Net Literacy Alliance website where the contest rules are posted