U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper will join with Delaware’s bankers to celebrate the state’s 15th annual Teach Children to Save Day as Carper participates in a lesson on the importance of saving at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, at Holy Cross Elementary School, 631 South State St., Dover.
Throughout the week of April 22-26, approximately 350 banker volunteers are teaching an estimated 12,000 students in more than 110 public, private and parochial schools throughout Delaware. More than 90 percent of Delaware’s banks participate in the Teach Children to Save Day event, the highest participation rate in the nation.
Several bank presidents and dignitaries are also volunteering as guest teachers for the event; these include Jim Kelly, chief operating officer, Capital One 360; Randy Taylor, president & CEO, Fulton Bank N.A.; and Randy Kunkle, SVP, CRA senior manager, Bank of America.
This year’s Teach Children to Save Day lesson is taken from the new book "The Great Investo and the Globe-Trotting, Cash-Spotting, Mystical Sphere."
The book answers basic savings questions, such as why should people save, who should save, when should people save and what should people save. The book was written and illustrated by Greg Koseluk of the Delaware Bankers Association. It was created specifically for the 2013 Teach Children to Save Day event and was made possible by a grant from Capital One. The book is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Teach Children to Save Day is a part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. The Delaware Bankers Association coordinates the program in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
The CEEE develops the lessons which meet Delaware’s state economic education standards. In addition to lesson development, CEEE also plays a vital role in preparing the lesson packets for each volunteer and classroom teacher, as well as matching the bankers to the schools.
The Delaware Bankers Association is a not-for-profit, private trade association that represents its members that are chartered to do banking business in the state of Delaware in the areas of state and federal advocacy, education, community outreach, communications and events.