Teach A Child To Save

Teach a Child to Save 2018

Congratulations to our WINNERS!

A’Dream Taylor- Fort Walton Beach

Alia Wells- Crestview

Laura Ogden- Fort Walton Beach

Remuel John De la Cruz- Crestview

Vernon L. Crouse III- Fort Walton Beach

Zachery Ford- Fort Walton Beach

Congratulations to all the children who made the decision to save!

In total youth in Okaloosa County saved $9,316.57 this year through the Teach a Child to Save Campaign.  Continue reading below for campaign details.

The 2018 Teach A Child To Save campaign will run from April 23th to June 29th. Any youth (18 years and younger) who set a savings goal by registering as an Okaloosa Saver, and makes a deposit into their account, is eligible to win one of six $50 prizes. The children receive one entry per day, each time they made a deposit to their account.

Six children will be randomly drawn from all entries, and awarded a $50 cash to add to their savings accounts.

                     

2018 Participating Banks & Credit Unions

  • Bancorp South, Miramar Beach
  • Beach Community Bank
  • Eglin Federal Credit Union

Since Okaloosa Saves introduced Teach a Child to Save in 2004, a total of 3,146 children have saved  $311,125.51.

Tips for Parents:

  • Spread the message of the importance of money and budgeting.
  • Make saving second nature.
  • Get them to a participating financial institution; open a savings account or deposit into an existing account.
  • Teach like a mom, think like a kid.
  • Curb their appetite for spending.
  • Teach the basics of investing.
  • Encourage them to be entrepreneurs.
  • Be a role model.