More than 200 banker volunteers took part in the 23rd annual Teach Children to Save program during the week of April 19-23. Teach Children to Save Day was celebrated April 22 this year.
The volunteers taught an estimated 4,300 students in over 200 public, private and parochial classrooms all over Delaware through virtual lessons to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Gov. John Carney introduced each lesson. More than 90 percent of Delaware’s banks participate in the Teach Children to Save program, the highest participation rate in the nation.
This year’s lesson is taken from the book “The Great Investor and Money Tree.” The book illustrates the benefits of saving, not only to the individual, but to the entire community. The book was written and illustrated by Greg Koseluk of the Delaware Bankers Association. It was created specifically for the 2021 Teach Children to Save Day event and was made possible with the support of Barclays, Capital One, Wells Fargo, County Bank, Fulton Bank, M&T Bank, Shore United Bank, WSFS Bank, Artisans’ Bank, Bank of America, Discover Bank and First Citizens Community Bank.
Teach Children to Save Day is part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association’s Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance coordinate the program in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. The CEEE develops the lessons to meet Delaware’s state economic education standards.