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Explore ‘802 Future You’ with VSAC’s 5-2-9 giveaway

Students in K-6: draw a picture of a job you’d like to explore for a chance to win

For each of the next five weeks, two students and their families will win $50 in takeout from their favorite local restaurant or food business. And everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for nine college savings accounts worth $200 from Vermont’s 529 college savings plan, sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC).

The 5-2-9 giveaway runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 23. Plus, one additional grand prize winner will win $529 in education savings!

Why 5-2-9? Just about any job requires some form of education, and VT’s 529 savings plan can help families pay for that training.

VSAC has created the “802 Future You” promotion, which kicks off during National College Savings Month, to inspire students and families to get started with the VT 529 savings plan as they prepare for a bright future. VSAC encourages families to take a step in their education planning by either learning about 529 savings, opening an account or contributing to an existing account.

Students in grades kindergarten through 6th: Pull out your markers, pencils or crayons and draw us a picture of a job you are curious about. Then, ask an adult to upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with your first name only and grade level and tag: @802VSAC and #802FutureYou

Each week from submitted drawings, they’ll select two random winners for $50 in takeout from their favorite local food establishment. After Oct. 23, they’ll randomly select nine lucky entries to win $200 in college savings with the Vermont 529 college savings plan, and one more will win $529 in college savings.

Learn more about 529 saving, or open or contribute to an account at vsac.org/802FutureYou.

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