OMB Teaches Students the Importance of Saving Money

Ozark Mountain Bank's Paula Cockrell explains the importance of saving money to a 2nd grade class at Branson's Cedar Ridge Elementary.
Ozark Mountain Bank’s Paula Cockrell explains the importance of saving money to a 2nd grade class at Branson’s Cedar Ridge Elementary.

Teach Children to Save is a national campaign that raises awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. For the past several years, Ozark Mountain Bank has offered this program to K-6 teachers at Branson Schools. This year four bank employees delivered 22 presentations to 30 classes that reached more than 650 students.

“We believe that financial education is very important,” said Ozark Mountain Bank President and CEO Craig Richards. “Planting the seed of saving money at a young age helps to build the foundation of financial stability for the rest of their lives.”

The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children’s experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons explore saving, wants vs needs, budgeting, prioritizing and more.

Teach Children to Save is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who since 1997 have helped young people develop lifelong savings habits.

Ozark Mountain Bank has been serving the financial needs of the Tri-Lakes Area since 1950. For more information about the bank, visit www.OzkMtnBank.com.

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