Oregon Governor Proclaims April 12, 2011 "Teach Children to Save Day"

Apr 05, 2011, 15:19 ET from Oregon Bankers Association

Bankers across the state set out to help the next generation acquire important financial skills

SALEM, Ore., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber has officially proclaimed April 12, 2011 as "Teach Children to Save Day" in Oregon. The Governor bestowed this proclamation in support of the many Oregon banks participating across the state in teaching valuable financial savings lessons to children. The Oregon Bankers Association (OBA), in conjunction with the American Bankers Association Education Foundation (ABAEF) on a national basis, is sponsoring the 15th annual National Teach Children to Save Day.

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During Teach Children to Save Day and throughout the month of April, Oregon bankers will connect with kids in classrooms and after school programs to share "real life" lessons about money. These efforts help young people take an important first step in mastering their financial ABCs – learning how to save. Oregon bankers will incorporate games and activities into lessons on the concept of saving, how interest makes money grow, how to create a budget, and how to differentiate between needs and wants.

"The Teach Children to Save program is an opportunity to focus on teaching Oregon kids one of the most fundamental financial skills that will help them throughout their lives – how to save for their needs and wants," says Linda Navarro, president and CEO of the Oregon Bankers Association.

For more information about Teach Children to Save Day events in your area – or to connect with a local banker able to present a financial lesson in a classroom or youth program – contact the Oregon Bankers Association at (503) 581‐3522.

About The Oregon Bankers Association

Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon's only full‐service trade association representing state and national commercial banks, thrifts and savings banks chartered to do business in Oregon. More information is available at www.oregonbankers.com.

SOURCE Oregon Bankers Association