Children can win money for college by reading

ATLANTA — Libraries across the state joined the Path2College 529 Plan to kick off the Every Hero Has a Story Sweepstakes where four Georgia Children will each win $1,529 and one grand prize winner will win $5,529 for their Path2College 529 plan. This is the sixth year that Path2College 529 Plan and the Georgia Public Library Service have partnered on the statewide initiative designed to encourage kids to read throughout the summer and remind their parents and grandparents about the importance of saving for college. “As families are looking for ways to continue their children’s educations this summer through programs like the Summer Reading Program at their local library, we want to encourage them to start thinking about the future and making a financial plan to help pay for the cost of their loved one’s education,” said Mitch Seabaugh, executive director of the Path2College 529 Plan. “We are excited to once again offer the opportunity for Georgia children to win a foundation toward building their college savings, while at the same time helping their local library.” Parents, grandparents and legal guardians who are at least 21 years old can enter children born in 1999 or after and who are participating in the Georgia Public Library 2015 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win. Path2College 529 will randomly select four regional winners who will each win $1,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan and one grand prize winner who will receive $5,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan. Additionally, the library of the individual grand prize winner will receive $1,529, and the four libraries of the regional winners will each receive $529. Winners of the Every Hero Has a Story Sweepstakes will be selected randomly from entries across the state’s 63 library systems. Contributed report from a press release submitted by Akins Public Strategies.