Eagle Bank Employees Talk Financial Education with Elementary School Students

May 17, 2012
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An Eagle Bank employee talks to one of the elementary classrooms of the Everett School system. The idea of using money wisely was the main focus of the talks.

During the week of April 24, 500 students at the Parlin, Keverian, Madeline English, Whittier, and Lafayette schools heard from Eagle Bank employees about the importance of saving as part of the ABA Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program.

The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real-life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children’s experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons include saving, budgeting and prioritizing.

Teach Children to Save is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who since 1997 have helped young people develop lifelong savings habits. It includes an annual awareness day, Teach Children to Save Day; a video contest for teens – Lights, Camera, Save!; and the Teach Children to Save website: www.teachchildrentosave.com.

The ABA Education Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better.  The foundation’s signature programs, Teach Children to Save (April) and Get Smart About Credit (October) allow bankers to connect with students for financial education.

Eagle Bank, Everett’s first community bank, founded in 1889, offers a wide range of retail consumer banking services, as well as a complete portfolio of commercial retail and lending products and services.  As a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF), depositors’ funds are fully insured.  For more information please call 800-BANK-EAGLE or visit us on the web at www.bankeagle.com.