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Integrity First Bank, WBC Teach Savings to Children


WBC education students and Integrity First Bank employees ready
to teach Alma Spikes Elementary students how to save their money.
Integrity First Bank of Pocahontas joined Williams Baptist College education students to present the annual “Teach Children to Save Day” at Alma Spikes Elementary School on Tuesday, April 15.  The program aims to teach students about the value of saving their money.

Integrity First has sponsored the program since 1996 and has taught over 2,500 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 assisted the student teachers. WBC students & Integrity First employees have partnered in presenting the program since its inception 18 years ago.

Each year, the bank provides all the children with savings banks, as well as a dollar bill for each child to begin their saving habits.

“Our employees look forward to taking part in ‘Teach Children to Save Day’ every year,” said Terry Dickson, president of Integrity First Bank.  “It’s one of our favorite community activities because we love interacting with the students.  We thank the WBC Teacher Education Program for partnering with us in the presentation.”

Kathie Adkins of the Williams education faculty accompanied 12 education majors from the college, who presented the program.

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