Greetings from Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Financial education for our children is an important component of a successful school curriculum. We all know that many Illinoisans are facing difficult economic times. It’s important that we look to the future by providing our children with financial decision-making skills that will benefit them as adults. Educating young people on economic issues will help them make better choices with their money in the future.
What is Bank at School?
Bank at School is an educational partnership program with the multifaceted goal of increasing the instruction of personal finance topics and money management to Illinois grade school students. Participating schools are given access to our free online Bank at School curriculum to distribute which teachers may then utilize as part of their classroom instruction.
Since the Bank at School curriculum may be valuable to more than just grade school students, we have also made it available to organizations and individuals. Although the material is formatted for teachers, others will be able to easily adapt and utilize the contents to their liking.
Lesson plans in the Bank at School curriculum include: What is Money?, Where Does Money Come From?, Using My Money Wisely, and many more.
I want to participate. How do I sign up?
Schools, organizations and individuals interested in participating in the Bank at School program must submit the following information to be provided with full access to the Bank at School curriculum: