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Education Students Help Teach Savings to Children


Students at Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas learned about the value of saving their money Wednesday, April 13, during "Teach Children to Save Day." The Bank of Pocahontas teamed with Williams Baptist College education students to present the program.

Bank of Pocahontas has sponsored the program since 1996 and has taught over 2,000 students in the years since. Student teachers from the Williams Teacher Education Program presented the lesson on saving to the school children, and employees from the Bank of Pocahontas assisted the student teachers.

The bank also provided all the children with savings banks, as well as a dollar bill for each child to begin their saving habits.

"We look forward to ‘Teach Children to Save Day’ every year," said Carol Belford-Lewallen, Bank of Pocahontas vice president . "It’s a delight to work with the children and to see how much they enjoy it, plus the lessons are extremely valuable for them."

Betty Neeley of the Williams education faculty accompanied 17 education majors from the college, who presented the program.

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