Saturday, April 15, is going to be all about the money—at least t for Atlanta-area youths, as local banks and financial institutions team up to host the inaugural Take a Child to the Bank Day.
Participating branches of SunTrust Bank and Citizens Trust Bank will welcome students in grades 7-12 for an inside look into the world of personal finance. Branch staff and volunteers will discuss how a branch works, as well as important financial literacy topics including: saving and investing basics. Additionally, bank executives will speak with students about career opportunities in banking and finance, and how banks can partner with them in the future to help fund their entrepreneurial dreams. Drawings will be held to award cash prizes to help kickstart students’ personal savings or checking accounts.
Take a Child to the Bank Day is a program of financial management firm Mosaic Advisors and is being presented in partnership with personal finance coaching firm, The Master’s Playbook. The program is made possible through the financial support of SunTrust Bank, Citizen’s Trust Bank, and Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3 At-Large).
“Take a Child to the Bank Day empowers our kids to control their own financial futures, including the importance of saving and good credit,” Dickens said. “This early introduction to financial literacy gives our children the ability to be active participants in society and to improve their chances of building their personal assets. I am pleased to sponsor this Day because it lines up well with the financial wellness workshops I held last year for young professionals.”
“Kids deserve an opportunity to develop healthy views towards money at early stages in life, and to carry healthy relationships into adulthood in ways that empower families and change communities,” says organizer Rashida Winfrey of Mosaic Advisors.
Interested parents may register their children to participate in the free, educational opportunity by visiting http://bit.ly/TACTTBDay.
Participating branches are listed below, with additional branches being added based upon community registration.
1845 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta
Citizens Trust Bank
75 Piedmont Ave. Ne, Atlanta
3705 Cascade Road, Atlanta