Financial education and literacy can be key to achieving many goals in life.
With school curriculums already packed and budgets stretched thin, a formal financial education is something that is often not covered in the classroom.
To help bridge this gap and set students on the path toward future financial success, nearly 40 WSFS Associates took to classrooms across the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region for Teach Children to Save Week.
WSFS volunteers took part in this annual tradition to give back to WSFS’ Communities by providing dozens of lessons on the basics of saving, budgeting and more to hundreds of students across age levels at schools in the region.
“We look forward to Teach Children to Save Week each year and the opportunities it provides for our Associates to instill valuable life lessons upon these students,” said Vernita Dorsey, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Strategy at WSFS Bank. “Financial literacy is vital to achieving many major goals in life, and WSFS works with a variety of schools and nonprofits during this week and throughout the year to help prepare students and members of our Communities for financial success.”
For nearly 200 years, WSFS has been committed to supporting the Communities where its Associates live and work, and Teach Children to Save Week is just one of the many ways the Company looks to give back.
“As a Community bank, we understand the importance of working with the broader Community to provide key lessons to students and adults of all ages to help set them up for success,” said Dorsey. “I would like to thank our partners at the Delaware Bankers Association and the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship, who spearhead the initiative each year in Delaware, and provided educational packets for use in our lessons across our footprint.”
“While many consumers have not received a formal financial education, it is important to remember that learning is lifelong, and it is never too late to start,” she added. “I encourage consumers to use tools like the WSFS Knowledge Center for tips and resources, in addition to our in-person, Associate-led workshops to further build their financial confidence.”
In addition to looking for workshops and online resources, another great way to build your financial acumen is to schedule a financial checkup with your local banker, who can help set you on a path toward achieving your goals.
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