Elementary/Middle School Financial Literacy Programs
Through comprehensive financial literacy offerings the Institution for Savings strives to give students in our communities the foundation they need to become competent and confident managers of their financial lives. This begins by teaching them the basic skills of money at a very early age and then building on those skills as they travel through elementary, middle and then high school. With an understanding of the implications of their financial choices, students will be better equipped to function in today’s complex financial world.
Be A Smart Saver is part of Teach Children to Save, a national program that raises awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. Each spring, Institution for Savings employees visit area elementary schools to teach young students about the importance of saving money and being a 'Smart Saver."
At the end of the interactive hands-on presentations, students should be able to:
- Identify the things they can do with money (earn, spend, save, share)
- Learn the difference between needs and wants
- Make a savings plan
Middle school is a critical time for students to build on financial basics learned in elementary school, while creating a strong foundation for the money management skills they will continue to explore in high school and beyond.
Think, Save, Succeed! is an interactive program presented to 8th grade students in multiple sessions. Segments include:
- Financial Decision-making
- Setting Savings Goals
- Needs and Wants
- Making Money
- An Overview of Banking Services
- Savings and Investing
- Protect Your Privacy