Teach Children to Save Day

Erin Jones from the Investment Centre in DeForest with 3rd grade students at Eagle Point Elementary School

Local Chamber volunteers recently visited 3rd grade classrooms throughout the school district to talk about the importance of saving money. The activity is done each year for elementary school children as part of the “National Teach Children to Save Day,” sponsored by the American Bankers Association.

Five Chamber members visited 3rd grade classrooms on April 24 and 27:  Steve Strobel, Town Planner; Renee Olson, DMB Community Bank; Joel Thomas, 1st National Bank; Erin Jones, Investment Centre; and Trisha Rodekamp, Settlers bank.

The ABA Education Foundation established National Teach Children to Save Day to spotlight the importance of teaching our nation’s youth about saving money.  This event occurs every April when business people make presentations to students about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants and how interest makes money grow.

Locally the event is sponsored by the Chamber’s Education Committee, as part of their commitment to improving the financial literacy of students in theDeForestAreaSchool District. 

Over 60 Chamber and community volunteers will be participating in the committee’s next financial literacy project, Reality Day for high school seniors, on May 23.

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