“The Bank on Youth program was a huge success with my class!” – Linda Becken, Christ Schools
“The Junior Achievement Bank On Youth program has been a wonderful addition to our math curriculum and our character building curriculum.” – Kelly Baumgartner, St. Joseph Elementary
“The bank on youth program was amazing in every way – the children were able to really learn the concept of earning and saving money, which I think is a life-long lesson.” – Andrea Woita, Meadow Lane Elementary
It’s Bank on Youth time again! Lincoln educators agree – the first year of Junior Achievement’s newest program for our youngest students was a big success! All across Lincoln, kindergartners learned learned about earning and saving, setting a goal and working towards it, delayed gratification and working as a team. Teachers appreciated that it was a minimal time commitment for them, and that the payoff benefited their whole class.
The concept is simple – as a class, students select something that their classroom or school needs, and figure out how much that item costs. Then they come up with ways to earn and save money in order to buy it. At the end of the year, they get to see their work pay off when they buy something that’s good for everyone! Junior Achievement provides all the materials – curriculum, a fun piggy bank to keep in the classroom, even special pencils for all the students to get them excited about the program – completely free!
But wait, there’s more! State Farm insurance has generously offered to double the earnings of at least four outstanding classrooms, up to $2,000 each!
If you know a Lincoln kindergarten teacher who would want to get involved in this great program (and really, why wouldn’t they?), make sure they know about Bank On Youth. Click here for all the details and a registration form – they’re due December 1st, so don’t wait!