Children can win money for college by reading this summer


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.  

Parents, grandparents and legal guardians (who are at least 21 years of age or older) 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 toward a Path2College 529 Plan and one grand prize winner who will receive $5,529 toward 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.

Last year, more than 212,000 children and teens participated in the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Georgia Public Library Service. The annual Summer Reading Program provides activities and programs for children throughout the summer, and prizes are awarded for everyone who reads whether it is in the form of a book, ebook, audiobook, or a magazine. Families should check with the local public library for a calendar of events and programs.

Since 2010, the Path2College 529 Plan has contributed more than $55,000 to Georgia children and libraries through the yearly summer reading program sweepstakes. For official rules, prize details and to enter, parents and grandparents should visit Entries must be submitted online by Aug. 10, 2015. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by the Path2College 529 Plan.

Winners of the Every Hero Has a Story Sweepstakes will be selected randomly from entries across the state’s 63 library systems, which are divided into five groups.