Employees across First Community Bank’s network of branches have been busy teaching second grade students in the Batesville, Cave City, Cedar Ridge, Midland, Bald Knob, Mountain Home and Cabot school districts the importance of developing good money habits, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
“During the fourth week of April, we had the pleasure of interacting with hundreds of second graders to introduce the basic financial skills they will need to carry them throughout their lives. The sooner children learn the importance of managing money, the better,” said Dover. “We understand that these students are tomorrow’s leaders. First Community Bank is committed to help them now, so that they will be prepared for the future.”
Teach Children to Save Week is part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association’s Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. Through fun activities, second grade students are encouraged to “spend a part, save a part, and give a part.”