Online Personal Finance Game Challenges Students to Create New Mission

POSTED: March 10, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Council for Economic Education’s Gen i Revolution Searches for the “Sweet 16th” Mission

gen i sweet sixteenth contest logo Online Personal Finance Game Challenges Students to Create New MissionNEW YORK, NY March 10, 2014 – This week, Council for Economic Education launches the Search for the Sweet 16th Contest, challenging students to create a brand new mission for the online personal finance game Gen i Revolution.

This is a team-based contest, and students can form teams consisting of up to five members. In order to be eligible for competition, each team must be sponsored by a teacher, and each submission must include both a written application and 60-second video. There will be two sets of prizes; one will be for the video submitted—the Viewers’ Choice Prize—and the second will be for the overall application—CEE’s Choice Prize.

The winner of the Viewers’ Choice Prize will be decided through Facebook voting; that winning team will receive $25 iTunes Gift Card for each member and a $500 American Express Gift Certificate for the sponsoring teacher to use in the classroom

The CEE’s Choice winner will be decided by The Council for Economic Education based on the quality of the written application and video. Each student of that winning team will win a $25 iTunes Gift Card, and the sponsoring teacher will receive a $1000 American Express Gift Certificate to use in the classroom.

AND most exciting of all, the CEE’s Choice winner will have its mission developed and added to Gen i Revolution!

Gen i Revolution is a highly successful free online personal finance game played by over 130,000 high school students across the nation. The game includes 15 Missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete missions like “Building Wealth Over the Long Term,” “Forecasting the Future” or “Investing in Human Capital.”

Written applications and videos can be submitted at https://councilforeconed.submittable.com/submit starting Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:00am ET.

Key Dates:

  • Contest Submissions Accepted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 9am ET
  • Contest End Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 – 11:59pm ET
  • FB Poll Opens: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 9am ET
  • FB Poll Closes: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – 11:59pm ET
  • Winners Announced: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 9am ET

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school—and we have been doing so for 65 years. We carry out our mission by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates. Our goal is to reach and teach every child. Each year CEE’s programs reach more than 55,000 K–12 teachers and over 5 million students across the United States.

For further information about the Council for Economic Education go to: http://www.councilforeconed.org.

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