Learning never stops. Some skills, such as money management, will always be essential — no matter the circumstances. The staff at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) believes that teaching children about saving money at a young age sets the groundwork for a successful financial feature. Finding creative ways to educate children and connect with the community is just one way SNBT celebrated National Teach Children to Save Day, which took place during Financial Literacy Month in April.
This year, staff members gave presentations at schools in Marinette, Menominee, Stephenson, Wausaukee, and Crivitz to share savings lessons with K–8th grade students. “This is such a rewarding experience for SNBT volunteers and myself. It is a joy to see the next generation getting excited about saving money for their future! I absolutely love this program and everything that it has to offer to our community schools. All of the time and effort put into Teach Children to Save is well worth it when we are in the classroom, engaging with the students and seeing them really process what saving money can do for their future.” said Lisa Hower, financial literacy coordinator.
SNBT continued teaching children about saving into the month of May by participating in the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Future Fund Deposit Day. SNBT offices in Pembine, Wausaukee, and Marinette welcomed local second grade classes into their branches to teach them how to deposit money and the importance of saving. Before leaving the bank, each student was given a coloring sheet that asked what they were saving for; these coloring sheets will be displayed in each branch through May.