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Encouraging teens to think about savings
A video contest put on by lending institutions across the United States is designed to encourage youth to communicate the value of saving, and potentially encourage others to do the same. In Oregon, First Federal and U.S. Bank are participating. Lights, Camera, Save! is open to students ages 13 to 18. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 30.
Lights, Camera, Save! Will allow teens to role play and record their thoughts about saving and using money wisely, said Pam Watts, community relations coordinator with First Federal. Its a way to get kids thinking about money management and its relevance to their lives and future.
A first round of judging will be completed by First Federal in McMinnville, which will then select one video to compete on a national level. Students can win $5,000 and $1,500 for their school.