Secretary of State launches summer reading program

Secretary of State Connie Lawson recently launched the Indiana Secretary of State Summer Reading Program. This program is part of her office’s efforts to teach Hoosiers the importance of financial literacy and smart money management.

“As students leave the classroom behind for summer break, it’s time to start thinking about how to continue their education in a fun way,” said Lawson. “This summer, I encourage students to participate in my summer reading program, geared around the important topic of financial literacy. You are never too young to learn how money and smart decisions affect you. I hope Hoosier students will learn about smart money management skills and how to apply them to their own lives.”

This summer reading program is available at public libraries and on the Secretary of State website. Several public libraries are incorporating the program into their current summer reading programs. While completing the program, students will learn how money works, the importance of saving and how to earn money.

To complete the program, students are asked to read an assigned number of books and complete one activity for each topic. Upon completion, students are asked to submit their book list and completed activities that demonstrate growth in financial literacy. Students who complete the Secretary of State Summer Reading Program will receive a piggy bank to help them on their way to being financially literate.

Information about the program can be found at the Indiana Secretary of State’s website at http://in.gov/sos/summerreadingprogram/. For a list of participating public libraries, please visit http://in.gov/sos/summerreadingprogram/4250.htm.

This program is part of Lawson’s Indiana MoneyWise program which focuses on financial literacy outreach. Secretary Lawson works to increase financial literacy in Hoosiers and to educate them about the various types of securities fraud.

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