Banker registration is now open for the ABA Foundation’s 2019 financial education programs. This year’s initiative includes 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 12 — but bankers can hold lessons throughout the year. Last year, about 12,500 bankers taught more than 15,000 lessons nationwide.
Registered bankers will receive real-time customer support, program and communication materials, and their participation will be featured on the American Bankers Association website. Bankers can also opt-in to be part of FinEdLink, a free web tool that connects community groups and schools with local bank volunteers available to make a presentation on Teach Children to Save, Get Smart About Credit or Safe Banking for Seniors.
“Early introduction and continued exposure to financial education can yield lifelong benefits,” said Erica Opstad, SVP for community relations, U.S. Bank and chair of the ABA Foundation Board of Directors. “The resources provided by the Foundation allow bankers to implement these programs and lessons in the local community with ease. It’s a great way to reinforce these invaluable life skills, and I know my colleagues take pride in doing so.”