America Saves Week

America Saves is a national social marketing campaign that encourages low and moderate income individuals to save money, reduce debt and build wealth. The campaign is a year round effort. America Saves Week (February 25 - March 2, 2019) is an expanded effort aimed at highlighting the campaign, reaching institutions and individuals to increase awareness on the need to save money, reduce debt and build wealth with a primary focus on Financial Action – commitments to save, invest and build wealth.

More than 1,000 non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions, and unions participate in America Saves Week.

Jump$tart Washington Classroom Challenge

[You can enter the Classroom Challenge until April 30, 2019]

To celebrate America Saves Week (Feb. 25-March 2, 2019), Jump$tart Washington is launching the “Classroom Challenge” as part of the #ImSavingForSweepstakes. It’s easy to enter!

How to enter the Jump$tart Washington Classroom Challenge

To win a $250 party for your classroom with Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson and hosted by JumpStart Washington.

  • Have students take the America Saves Pledge, tell America Saves what you’re saving for, and make a simple savings plan to reach your goal; AND,
  • Share your tip, story, video or photo featuring your savings goal and that answers at least one of these questions: What are you saving for? What is your savings story and how can it help other people? What is your favorite savings tip or trick?
  • Post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtags #Jump$tartChallenge and  #ImSavingForSweepstakes.
  • Complete the "Challenge Form" below. (or email your submission to with a screen shot of their social media item, including your contact info, school, and city.)

Classroom Challenge entry form

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Get creative!

  • Teachers and students can organize their own Savings Challenge.
  • There will be two (2) winning classroom selected from across Washington state: one East of the Cascades and one West of the Cascades.
  • Keep it simple by taking a video or picture in front of the item you’re saving for – like college or a new bike.
  • Use a video or photo editing tool to put yourself in the frame with your goal – like a trip to the Grand Coulee Dam or the Space Needle
  • Use an app to add a caption or some character to your submission.

No Purchase Necessary. Sweepstakes starts 2/15/19 and ends 4/30/19. Winners will be notified on or about May 3, 2019. Parties will occur in May or June of 2019. As part of the Jump$tart Washington Classroom Challenge, participants will be automatically entered in the America Saves Week #ImSavingForSweepstakes by using the hashtag #ImSavingForSweepstakes

Download the Classroom Challenge Flyer here.

Visit for more information and ideas. 

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