Teach A Child To Save

Teach a Child to Save 2017

Teach a Child to Save 2017The 2017 Teach A Child To Save campaign ran from April 24th to July 31st. Any youth (17 years and younger) who set a savings goal by registering as an Okaloosa Saver, and made a deposit into their account, was eligible to win one of six $50 prizes. The children could receive one entry per day, each time they made a deposit to their account.

Six children were randomly drawn from all entries, and each won a $50 cash award to add to their savings accounts. Funds for the prizes were provided by David Money of First Bank.

We are proud of our 2017 Teach A Child To Save Winners!

  • Kaylah Stocker of Shalimar
  • Kyra Simon of Mary Esther
  • Kassandra Johnson of Fort Walton Beach
  • Christian Norris of Mary Esther
  • Gianna Bowers of Crestview
  • Landon Hill of Mary Esther

                       2017 Participating Banks & Credit Unions

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

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.