Middle Georgia State University Students Have an Opportunity to Win Big By Playing GeoCache for College Cash

April – Financial Literacy Month

In conjunction with Money Smart Week®, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations, Middle Georgia State University will host the 2017 GeoCache for College Cash event on each campus during the month of April 2017.

The campus event uses mobile technology to transform the teaching of financial education. Geocaching has become a popular group scavenger hunt activity across the globe. Money Smart Week® partners have adopted the concept as a fun activity for teaching financial literacy to students on college campuses. Thus, the GeoCache for College Cash campus event!

Students locate seven posters displayed on campus.  Each poster informs them of one of 7 important money management skills specifically targeted to college students. Topics range from understanding paychecks and student loans, to important information on debit cards and identity theft.

After students read the educational information provided on the posters, they scan a QR code to find quiz questions pertaining to the topics on each poster. For each correct answer, participants receive points toward the contest.

“During the GeoCache for College Cash event we have lots of prizes for student participants” explains Tony Piper, Financial Aid Operations Manager. “Participants will be entered into a drawing for $25.00 gift cards to MGA’s bookstores, compliments of MGA’s Office of Finance and Operations,” stated Piper. 1 student winner will be selected for each of our 5 campuses. Financial Aid will have tables set up on each campus at the following times to assists students with the scavenger hunt, provide financial literacy information and promote the contest.

Warner Robins Campus

April 10th, 2017

Student Life Center (Thomas Hall)

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Eastman Campus

April 12th, 2017

Flight Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Dublin Campus

April 18th, 2017

Front Lobby

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Cochran Campus

April 19th, 2017

Georgia Hall  Front Lobby

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Macon Campus

April 25th, 2017

Student Life Center Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All GeoCache for College Cash participants are entered into a national contest. One lucky student will win a $1,500 grand prize from Money Management Educators, the national sponsor of this program.

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of thousands of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Partnering organizations will host their events April 22 – 29, 2017. For more information about events or becoming a partner, visit www.moneysmartweek.org