SCF Financial Literacy Fair and Awards Reception

(Bradenton, Fla., January 16, 2013) — As a part of "Project Get$mart," a student financial literacy program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), the SCF Fine Art Gallery will host a Financial Literacy Fair and Awards Reception for winners of the financial literacy contest at 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb.15, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North.

At the event, middle school, high school and SCF students whose essay, photography, poetry and video entries were selected will be recognized by the Project Get$mart committee. Winners will be presented with savings bonds, scholarships, books and other prizes.

The deadline to submit entries for the Literacy Fair Contest is Feb. 1. For more information, visit or contact Amy Santos, SCF business and technology department chair, at  or 941-752-5511.

At the awards reception, "Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline," from the Museum of American Finance, will be on display. The exhibit traces the development of the recent financial crisis considered to be the most severe and complex economic and financial challenge in modern U.S. experience.

Funded by the Financial Literacy Program Grant from the Florida College System Foundation, Project Get$mart is a multifaceted, interactive learning community using a variety of forums to enhance financial literacy. The SCF Financial Literacy Program is a collegewide initiative to address strategies related to achieving greater financial literacy among students and families in the community.

The "Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline" exhibit and contest winners' work will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery until Feb. 20. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at

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