Dominican University and U.S. Bank Teach Children to Save
The U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at Dominican University took part in Teach Children to Save Day on April 24, teaming up with U.S. Bank to teach students at elementary schools in River Forest, Oak Park and Cicero about the importance of managing money well.
The event was part of the national Teach Children to Save Campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. The national campaign is now in in 16th year and has reached more than 5 million students to date.
Volunteers from both Dominican and U.S. Bank presented to students at St. Luke School and Lincoln School in River Forest, Out Lady of Charity School in Cicero and St. Edmund School in Oak Park.
The U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education, affiliated with the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University, is one of eight university-based centers in Illinois affiliated with Econ Illinois at the state level and the Council on Economic Education at the national level.
The Center’s mission is to expand and improve the level of economic education provided to students from kindergarten through high school so that they can become effective participants in the economy. The Center works with schools in the Chicagoland area, providing professional development programs for current and prospective teachers.