National Teach Children to Save Day is April 12, 2019
National Teach Children to Save Day (TCTS) was established to spotlight the importance of teaching our nation's youth about saving money. This event occurs every April when bankers make presentations to students in grades K-12 about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants and how interest makes money grow.
In April 2018, bankers from over 30 institutions reached out to their communities to make Teach Children to Save Day presentations. Together, these bankers reported nearly 300 presentations and reached almost 9,000 students. Many of Wisconsin’s elected officials have also gotten involved in the event to increase financial literacy across the state. Throughout the month, bankers, legislators, teachers, and others worked to spread the word about saving, budgeting, and financial skills to Wisconsin youth.
This commitment to financial education didn't go unnoticed – these efforts generated positive publicity in communities statewide, helped bankers form partnerships with local teachers and librarians, and earned Wisconsin national recognition.
The next annual Teach Children to Save Day is April 12, 2019. To help volunteer bankers with their presentations, the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation is distributing a free Reading Raises Interest kit to WBA member banks across the state. The kits contain a book and cover letter, with additional resources available for digital download.
Learn more about the kits and order one to use at your branch by clicking "Reading Raises Interest Kits" on the left side of this page.
The ABA Foundation organizes banker volunteers throughout the year to help young people develop a savings habit early in life. Register your bank to participate and receive access to a wide variety of free Teach Children to Save resources. New this year is a set of presentations designed to encourage young people to consider a career in banking. Click here to learn more and to register your bank!