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Louisville Volunteers Help Teach Children to Save


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Volunteers from the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and from other local banks visited second-grade classrooms to teach personal finance topics as part of national Teach Children to Save Day, which was celebrated during the week of April 7-11, 2014. In the Frankfort and Louisville areas, a total of 22 schools, 64 classrooms, and 1,521 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 banks/organizations for participating in the event: BB&T, Citizens Union Bank, First Capital Bank of Kentucky, Forcht Bank, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, Republic Bank, and Stock Yards Bank and Trust.

The Branch staff would also like to thank the following volunteers for participating in the event: Abby Anthony, Tara Bopp, Pamela Britt, Bart Brown, James Brown, Amy Bryant, Sarah Butler, Ray Clark, Kim Coleman, Adam Davis, Wade Davis, Amber Dietz, Josh Donley, Jennifer Doom, Kara Endres, Marni Gibson, John Hanks, Doug Harper, Adrienne Hayes, David Heintzman, Ja Hillebrand, Jennifer Holmes, Kimberly Hudson, Alan Kissel, Debra Manley, Jennifer Mattingly, Kelly May, Bryan Miller, Amber Nichols, John Nohalty, Kristeen Pate, Melissa Poole, Anna Pray, Richard Robben, Tina Streble, Alec Taylor, Eddie Weaver Jr., Andrew Weishaar, Rachel Woodlee, and Erin Zimmer.

Finally, the Branch staff would also like to thank the following schools: Atkinson Academy, Blake Elementary, Bowen Elementary, Brandeis Elementary, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary, Bridgeport Elementary, Carter Traditional Elementary, Collins Lane Elementary, Coral Ridge Elementary, Farmer Elementary, Field Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Indian Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School, Peaks Mill Elementary, Sanders Elementary, Semple Elementary, Shelby Traditional Academy, St. Andrew Academy, St. Gabriel School, Westridge Elementary School, and Wilkerson Elementary School.

This program was coordinated by Erin Yetter, economic education specialist at the Louisville Branch, with help from Jennifer Doom, Kara Endres, Alan Kissel, and Alec Taylor. If you would like more information about the economic and personal finance education resources we have available for teachers, please call Erin Yetter at 502-568-9257.