Learning to save for what you want is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning. That’s why for financial literacy month in April, Neighbors FCU focused on helping young people develop good saving habits. Neighbors FCU hosted a “Kids & Cash” workshop at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch on April 27 from 6-8pm.
In conjunction with coloring, poster and essay contests promoted in April, Neighbors FCU organized the workshop to help children and young adults learn the purpose of money, saving, spending and giving. Kim Chapman, Financial Literacy Coordinator, led 45 parents and children in human bingo game, snapped photos of attendees at a “Give A Hoot About Saving” photo booth and distributed door prizes for fun items like coin counters and water bottles.
“We love helping parents start a conversation about money with their kids at a young age,” said Chapman. “Teaching children basic money concepts is essential in developing financially responsible adults.
This month’s workshop is Credit Smart from the Start on May 25 – bring your high school children or college aged young adults to learn about the basics of building credit. Any attendee of a financial literacy workshop in 2017 is also eligible for the “It Pays to Learn” Contest as well.