Banking on KIDS - Financial Institutions Testimonials

We are pleased to share with you a number of letters we have received from financial institutions as a result of our program. Just click on the links below to read what others have to say about the program

On January 27th 1995, a whole new world opened for me, and for elementary school children everywhere. The first Kids Own Bank was born. I really did not know what to expect from this venture. To my amazement and delight it was a huge success, as Wisconsin elementary school children were learning about banking and saving money. I had expected the bank to be busy for a few weeks and then die down, but what happened was just the opposite, it kept growing and growing.... more

Bank One

Kids need to know more about managing their money, how banks work as well as how to use math to calculate interest", stated Ora Ewing, Principal at Phillis Wheatley. "This program is a fun and challenging way to introduce these concepts to our children".... more

US Bank

It was truly a pleasure being at the Grand Opening Ceremony of WISCONSIN AVENUE SCHOOL EAGLES SAVINGS BANK. I was very proud and impressed with the discipline and hard work that was put into the program by all of your students and staff. I would like to thank the School-To-Work Committee for developing the partnership, the P.T.O. for the delicious refreshments and Klose Flowers for the unique corsages.... more

North Shore Bank and Hoover Elementary have recently become partners in what will be a great opportunity for our children to learn financial responsibility. I encourage you to come and join in the fun and show your support for the children of our community while we celebrate the "Grand Opening of the 1st ever "Hoover Bank"!... more

US Bank

The children have taken their advice. The program is so successful, they've already run out of deposit slips. Nina Zealy, a full-time counselor and the coordinator of the bank program at the school, said the children have already deposited over $1,400 and one child saved over $80. As least 50 students have saved enough money to open an account at Walker's Point office of M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank. "We're hoping to give them the incentive, knowledge and responsibility to help them save money for their future," said Zealy. She added that a banking curriculum taught in the classroom will also reinforce what they learn about saving money and the value of a dollar..... more


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Banks We Have Partnered with Schools
Asssociated Bank Bank One North Shore Bank
US Bank M&I Bank Park Bank
Guaranty Bank Port Washington State Bank Wells Fargo
Union Bank of California Wolf River Community Bank Country Club Bank
Homeland Community Bank GatewayBank