Grand Prize Award – $2,500
Ty Jackson – “The Danny Dollar Entrepreneur Fair”
The $2,500 Grand Prize goes to award-winning children’s book author Ty Jackson for his youth financial literacy project: “The Danny Dollar Entrepreneur Fair,” Fresno, California. Ty, a previous winner of the coveted Judith’s Award, developed a creative program based on his book, Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big. The Danny Dollar Entrepreneur Fair premiered in 2022 in Pittsfield, MA where 300 fifth graders read his book and learned how they could start making, saving and spending money now. This program is successful because it makes reading fun and empowers kids to bring their ideas into the world.
” We believe that children are more likely to pick up the habit of reading if they are introduced to books that are fun, relatable, and interesting.”
– Ty Jackson