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More than 150 Bank of Hawaii Volunteers Teach Children to Save

Friday, April 20, 2018


More than 5,500 students in 40 schools and locations throughout the state of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan and Palau received lessons on the importance of saving from Bank of Hawaii as part of the 2018 American Bankers Association Teach Children to Save Day program.

More than 150 BOH employees spent time with elementary and middle school students exploring topics on the important of saving, how interest makes money grow, determining differences between needs and wants, and budgeting.

As part of the Teach Children to Save curriculum, BOH volunteers also encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s financial education, including:

  • Setting the example of a responsible money manager, active saver and conscientious spender
  • Talking openly about money and encouraging children to ask questions
  • Explaining the value of saving and budgeting.

American Bankers Association celebrates the Teach Children to Save Day program, a national campaign of volunteer bankers who help young people develop lifelong savings habits, nationwide on this day.

Each year, Bank of Hawaii joins American Bankers Association to provide financial education programs and resources, including Get Smart About Credit in October, which allow bankers to connect with students to further their financial education.