Wisconsin bankers will sponsor a number of financial literacy events during the month of April, National Financial Literacy Month, and the events will be geared towards Wisconsin consumers of all ages.
“Community outreach is part and parcel of being a banker,” Rose Oswald Poels, the president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association, said. “And, this is especially true when it comes to financial literacy. With these efforts, bankers are educating the next generation of homeowners, business leaders and educators on how to better manage their own finances and improve the quality of their lives.”
Last April, in conjunction with the WBA’s Teach Children to Save Day, more than 200 Wisconsin bankers gave nearly 1,000 financial literacy presentations, reaching 16,627 children. Bankers hope to reach even more people this month through classroom presentations at local schools and libraries.
April 23 is the WBA’s Teach Children to Save Day, which focuses on teaching children the importance of good spending and saving habits. To assist bankers who wish to participate in the event, the WBA offers each member institution a kit containing a number of learning materials, including The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain, as well as lesson plans and suggested classroom activities.