2023 Teach Children to Save Day
5/1/2023 – The month of April is known as Financial Literacy Month. This is the Washington Savings Bank team members’ favorite month because they visit local schools to teach students the importance of saving money and more.
Established by the American Bankers Association, Thursday, April 27th, is Teach Children to Save Day. Throughout the month of April, Washington Savings Bank presented financial literacy education to nearly 450 students at local area schools from Junior High to Junior/Senior High School age levels. Students learned a little about saving money and gave tips about setting goals, spending habits, and needs vs. wants.
Prepare your students for life with Washington Savings Bank and Banzai’s interactive, personal finance curriculum. Visit https://washingtonsavings.banzai.org/ to access financial literacy tools that individuals can use by not-for-profit organizations and in your classrooms. Users will learn to manage, budget, borrow money and navigate unexpected scenarios and expenses. It’s a virtual world of real-world decision-making.
Thank you to all the schools who participated this year! If you would like us to visit your class in the future, please call 217.540.2018.
A few of our presenters with students from Altamont Lutheran Interparish School.
Following one of our presentations with Effingham Jr. High Students.
Bank trivia questions bring out some competitiveness among students.