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Teach Children to Save Day Program a Big Success


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Volunteers from the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and local banks went into second-grade classrooms to teach personal finance topics for national Teach Children to Save Day, celebrated during the week of April 22-26, 2013. In the Frankfort and Louisville areas, a total of 11 schools, 32 classrooms, and 733 students participated in this event.

Teach Children to Save Day is a national initiative that brings financial institutions and financial literacy organizations together to provide basic personal finance education to elementary school students. The volunteers taught a lesson based on Less Than Zero, a children’s book by Stuart J. Murphy about a penguin who learns how to save money.

The Louisville Branch would like to thank the following volunteers for participating in the event: Gerard Mattingly, Mike Carr, Daron VanVactor, Larry Myers, Kelly May, Beau Baird, Kelly Wright, Alan Kissel, Kristen Pate, Kimberly Hudson, John Hanks, Dana Lackey, Jennifer Doom, Ray Clark, David Heintzman , Kara Endres, Amber Nichols, Kelly Wright, James Brown, Alec Taylor, Joseph Conely and Mike Croce.

The Branch staff would also like to thank the following schools:  Atkinson Academy, Cochrane Elementary, Collins Lane Elementary, Farmer Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Peaks Mill Elementary, Sanders Elementary, Semple Elementary, Shelby Traditional Academy and Westridge Elementary.

This program was coordinated by Erin Yetter, economic education specialist at the Louisville Branch. If you would like more information about the Teach Children to Save Day program or to find out how you can participate in next year’s event, please call Erin at 502-568-9257.