Financial Literacy Week promotes awareness of the importance of personal financial education across all age groups
—The Farmers Bank took part in the inaugural Tennessee Financial Literacy Week by teaching budgeting classes to local high school students and reading to first grade classes about the importance of saving.
The Farmers Bank Employees Kayla Day, Chris Jernigan, Dillon Lamberth and Chris Wilson all spent time last week at White House Heritage and Portland High School speaking to students about how to create a budget and what to expect when they purchase their first car.
Several other employees took time out of their day to read “Curious George Saves His Pennies” to first grade students all over Northern Sumner and Robertson Counties.
Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association, promotes financial literacy among all age groups and the need to educate Tennesseans about the importance of personal financial wellness for the state’s future prosperity. During the week of April 8-12, banks from across the state took part to help build and support financially literate citizens.
“The Farmers Bank is proud to empower so many students with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions,” said Kayla Day, Director of Marketing of The Farmers Bank. “It’s a testament to our investment in the communities we serve.”
On March 22, Gov. Bill Lee signed a declaration to designate the first full week of April each year Tennessee Financial Literacy Week.
“Bankers view financial literacy initiatives as a top civic priority, and we’re proud of their efforts to educate their local communities,” said Colin Barrett, president of the Tennessee Bankers Association. “Early introduction and continued exposure to financial education can yield lifelong benefits for every Tennessean.”
For more information about Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, visit TNBankers.org/finlitweek.
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