ENCOURAGING A HEALTHY FINANCIAL LIFESTYLE
Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank is committed to supporting and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Several studies indicate that there is a connection between financial security and physical and emotional health.
The Bank has dedicated these pages to financial education, and have included some activities below in honor of National Teach Children to Save Day.
Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank teaches financial education beginning in Kindergarten.
YOUNG ADULTS: Lights! Camera! Save!
Lights, Camera, Save! Is a video contest where teens create videos about saving and can win up to $5,000.
This year with our partner the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, we are hoping to have a national winner.
Check out our LIGHTS! CAMERA! SAVE! resources page and start planning your video today!
- Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Elementary Schools participate in School Savings Program.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides a wealth of information.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) features innovative standards-aligned curriculums that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Special features of each curriculum are:
- Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination.
- Ideas for grade-level modification.
- Real-life exercises and examples.
- Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding.
- Parent and Caregiver guides to engage parents.
ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE!
COLORING FOR KIDS!
Parents! Download this educational coloring sheet for your kids!
Win up to $200 in the MV Bank "Teach Children to Save" Essay contest!
Imagine that Massachusetts is considering such a law to make sure every
citizen has adequate money. Your class has been assigned to write an
essay for the state legislature. Your essay will be sent to lawmakers who
will then decide whether to draft the new law and put it to a vote. What
would you tell them about how money could be used to make sure every
family has basic needs met?
LIGHTS CAMERA SAVE!
In conjunction with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Martha's Vineyard Savings
Bank is sponsoring the LIGHTS! CAMERA! SAVE!
scholarship contest. Check out
our LIGHTS! CAMERA! SAVE! resources page
A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS: Todd's & Kyle's Money Journals
KIDS AS COINS:School Store Price List
What people are saying...
Patti Leighton, (MVSB Public Relations Director) has joined my 8th grade students during their personal finance classes, for several years. Her engaging and enlightening lessons have provided valuable information in the areas of: the different types of banks and their services and fees; the importance of keeping accurate track of deposits and withdrawals, not only for personal budgeting, but also to prevent fraudulent withdrawals; Identity Theft Protection; the use of debit and credit cards.
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Vineyard Haven, MA