The contest coincided with Financial Literacy Month. Young Americans Bank asked youth of the public to submit a 2-minute video telling their American Dream and how Young Americans is helping them achieve it. Submissions were judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and explanation of Young Americans' role in pursuing a dream.
Miss Wist's video includes rhyme and images of her dreams. The video may be viewed here: www.yacenter.org/
Housed within Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Young Americans Bank is the only fully operational, FDIC insured, real bank in the world specifically for young people age 21 and under. This unique institution shares the same educational mission as the Center – teaching children to be financially responsible through hands-on experience. Celebrating 25 years in 2012, nearly 70,000 youth have maintained accounts at the bank and utilized the bank’s customized services designed to educate customers on the value of the free enterprise system and the being financially responsible. The bank’s products, including savings accounts, checking accounts, loans, certificates of deposit (CD), and credit, debit and ATM cards, help young people to establish an understanding of economics in action. For more information, visit www.yacenter.org/