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Financial Literacy Programs

Economics Arkansas
Since 1962, Economics Arkansas has been training Arkansas teachers K-12 in both public and independent schools how to integrate principles of economics and personal finance into the classroom curriculum. Economic education is real life, because all young people will grow up and become part of the marketplace. Economically savvy students become smarter citizens, voters, consumers and producers.

Get Smart About Credit
The Get Smart About Credit program is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely. The awareness day each fall along with the Get Smart About Credit website connects bankers with students and young adults through financial lessons to help them to develop a stronger understanding of credit and how to use it responsibly.

Teach Children To Save
Teach Children to Save is a national campaign that raises awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping students learn the lessons on the importance of saving. This program reaches approximately one million young people each year with the help of thousands of banker volunteers through its annual awareness day each spring, and the Teach Children to Save website.

Money Smart
Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage finances, and these changes are sustainable after the training. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation encourages banks to work with others in their communities to deliver financial education and appropriate financial services, including to individuals who may not have a relationship with an insured depository institution.

Arkansas Jump$tart Coalition
The Arkansas Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization with many individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Arkansas's youth. Their goal is to educate students early in life about money management, saving, investing and spending. For further information, visit their website and help improve the financial literacy of Arkansas's youth. helps you find answers to your questions regarding national banks and federal savings associations.