Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank has actively supported teaching a "good savings habit" since the 1950's when a classroom teacher would collect student's money weekly at school, and bring their classrooms deposits to the Bank. Since the 1990's the Bank has provided a School Bank Day at school for a more hands on approach first on the computer, and then on the internet. Here are strategies to help youth achieve financial capability.
Teach Children to Save Day (TCTSD) is celebrated every year during the month of April. Through
TCTSD the American Bankers Association encourages bankers across the country to visit classrooms
in their local schools to teach students about the value of saving. For the past 10 years Martha's
Vineyard Savings Bank has been a proud participant of TCTSD by visiting schools and offering an
Essay Contest in all grades from 5th to 7th grades to teach local youth about money,
savings and finance.
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