Money Smart Kids Contest

The Cha-Ching™ Band is back with some big news: the 2022 Money Smart Kids Contest is officially OPEN! We invite educators, parents, and community members, to vote daily on behalf of your school for the chance at $10,000 to put toward financial education and $1,000 to donate to the charity of your choice.

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Ben Franklin Elementary School
Menomonee Falls, WI

James Madison Elementary School
Sheboygan, WI

3rd Place

River City Science Academy Innovation School
Jacksonville, FL

2nd Place

Our Savior Lutheran School
Grafton, WI

1st Place

Your School Here!

St. Aloysius School
Sauk City, WI


  • $10,000 for your elementary school to build a brighter financial future. Take students on a financial field trip to a local bank, purchase tablets to use to teach kids about money concepts, start a savings club or school store for students... the possibilities are endless!
  • $1,000 to donate to a charity of your school's choice to teach students about the value of donating.
  • The winning school will receive a fun financial literacy event for their school.

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For Families

Get the entire family involved in creating a strong financial future. Designed for family fun, these activities are informal learning opportunities to provide the tools and knowledge for kids to grow up to be money smart.

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For Students

Ready to get students rockin’ with the Cha-Ching band? These catchy tunes follow the adventures of the Cha-Ching band and bring real-world money decisions to life!

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