Chase President, More Than 100 Employees Participate in Annual Teach Children to Save Day
Chase Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Delaware Youth and Financial Literacy
WILMINGTON, Del.- For the 11th year in a row, JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], is taking a leadership role in Delaware for national Teach Children to Save Day to educate local youth about the importance of saving money and understanding how to take control of one’s personal financial future by facilitating classroom discussions in more than 50 New Castle and Kent county schools on April 28 and 29, 2009.
Keith Schuck, president, Chase Bank USA, N.A., will lead a classroom discussion at 10:00 a.m. at the Bancroft Elementary School in New Castle County, Delaware, on April 28, and more than 100 other Chase employees will be conducting similar sessions in other schools April 28 and 29.
Teach Children to Save Day is a national event developed by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. The event brings bank professionals into the classroom to teach 45-minute literacy based budgeting and savings lessons to students in grades K-12. This year, the ABA Education Foundation is calling on bankers to accept the Million Child Challenge and teach saving lessons to one million students through the Teach Children to Save program and teachchildrentosave.com. The Million Child Challenge will help build a generation of savers and aid in our nation’s economic recovery.
“Chase is committed to helping teachers educate young people learn how to make informed, responsible financial decisions,” said Schuck. “Particularly now, in this challenging economic environment, students need to learn about money matters. We are proud to support the American Bankers Association in this annual event.”
This day represents just one part of Chase’s ongoing financial literacy program. Recently, Chase introduced, “Parents, Teens, and Money: A Clear and Simple Guide to Discussing Financial Responsibility.” The online guide offers interactive tools and resources to help parents engage their teens and guide discussions on a broad range of financial topics. The comprehensive guide, published by Chase Card Services and College Parents of America, is available at www.chaseclearandsimple.com and www.collegeparents.org.
In addition, earlier this year, Chase Card Services donated $1.5 million to nearly 50 community organizations across the country to help them create and expand financial education and awareness programs and resources for adults and young people around topics such as budgeting and money management, using credit wisely, and managing debt.
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