The ABA Foundation today announced that Fiserv — a global provider of financial services technology solutions and an ABA-endorsed vendor — has agreed to sponsor its annual Teach Children to Save program. Now in its 20th year, the program encourages banker volunteers to teach financial literacy lessons to children in their community.
“By sponsoring Teach Children to Save, Fiserv will help banks across the country make a profound impact on the students in their local communities,” said Corey Carlisle, the Foundation’s executive director. “They’ve ensured more children will have access to the financial education resources necessary to become smart money managers.”
A portion of Fiserv’s sponsorship will be used to help the Foundation kick off its new Book Award Program by offering 50 “book awards” to banks registered for Teach Children to Save. Banks receiving these awards will be able to select and donate finance-focused books to the schools where they will be presenting their Teach Children to Save lessons. Bankers must register for both Teach Children to Save and the Book Award program to be eligible.
“We’re proud to work with the ABA Foundation and our nation’s banks to bring financial education to thousands of students,” said Mark Ernst, Fiserv’s COO. “Teach Children to Save and the Book Award Program are foundational programs for helping promote reading and good financial habits among today’s youth.”