More than 14,000 bankers from 774 participating banks will host financial education events today and throughout April as part of today’s Teach Children to Save Day activities. The bankers’ presentations — which will include games and activities about how interest makes money grow, how to create a budget and differentiating between needs and wants — are aimed at helping young Americans become financially confident and capable.
“It’s never too early to start building the foundation for life-long money skills,” said ABA SVP Corey Carlisle. “Through this program, bankers continue to shape the financial education foundation for millions of children across the country.”
Eighteen members of Congress will join bankers to deliver lessons nationwide. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) will join ABA President and CEO Frank Keating to teach a savings lesson to 50 fourth- and fifth-graders at Drew Model School in Arlington, Va.
Since 1997, more than 177,000 banking volunteers have reached more than 6 million kids through Teach Children to Save Day. ABA schedules the day annually during April, which is designated as Financial Capability Month.