Banker registration is now open for the ABA Foundation’s 2018 financial education programs. These programs include its signature spring initiative, Teach Children to Save, as well as Get Smart About Credit and Safe Banking for Seniors. Launched in 1997, Teach Children to Save Day is observed every April – this year on April 20 — but bankers can hold lessons throughout the year. Last year, more than 13,000 bankers taught more than 16,000 lessons nationwide.
Registered bankers will receive customer support, program materials and marketing resources, and their participation will be featured on the American Bankers Association website. This year, bankers who participate in Safe Banking for Seniors can also opt-in to be part of FinEdLink, a new resource that connects senior-focused local community groups with bankers in their area who can give financial presentations.
“Our employees look forward to participating in these ABA Foundation initiatives every year,” said ABA Foundation Chairman Erica Opstad, SVP for community relations at U.S. Bank. “With the professional resources provided to us by the Foundation, it’s easy for our bankers to carry out these programs in the local community. People are deeply appreciative of the financial education lessons we provide, but I think our banker volunteers feel just as rewarded knowing they are making a difference.”