As Ms. Brooks directs the students to gather the necessary materials and prepare their banking business, an easy camaraderie is seen among these student bankers. They know their job is to help students…and they love that!
Myeir, a 6th grade banker loves the job. A big fan of math (and he loves to count money!), he also enjoys “seeing friends and helping the little kids” during bank day. Is Myeir also a ‘saver’ as well as a banker? “I am saving for college,” he replies, “I like math a lot so maybe I’ll become an engineer.”
Soon, students from Kindergarten make their way to the ‘bank.’ These little savers have big dreams about their futures. Says Olivia “I’m saving for college. I want to be a movie star!” Her classmate, Nico, is saving for the same reason. Nico likes to work with his hands and hopes to have a mechanic business someday. He knows that college is important, he says with a very solemn nod of the head.
As some of the older students enter the ‘bank,’ Nico’s sister arrives, smiles and hugs Nico. Kamryn is interested in eventually getting a Master’s Degree and becoming an award-winning chef. Her “Fund My Future” savings will assist her in working toward all of her goals!
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