The Delaware Financial Education Alliance is all about Financial Education. It's our middle name! The DFEA exisits to provide financial literacy education to groups and individuals throughout the First State. Here are some of the program we offer...
Teach Children to Save Day
Each April volunteers teach thousand of students in public, private, and parochials schools throughout Delaware. Over 90% of Delaware's bank participate in the Teach Children to Save Day event, the highest participation rate in the nation! The DFEA also creates unique children's books on the importance of saving specifically for the event. Teach Children to Save Day is a part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association’s Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance coordinates the program in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE). The CEEE develops the lessons which meet Delaware’s state economic education standards. In addition to lesson development, CEEE also plays a vital role in preparing the lesson packets for each volunteer and classroom teacher, as well as matching the bankers to the schools.
Throughout the week of April 23rd 195 banker volunteers taught an estimated 9,000 students in over 80 public, private, and parochial schools, throughout Delaware. Over 90 percent of Delaware’s banks participate in the Teach Children to Save Day event. Governor John Carney proclaimed the week of April 23rd “Teach Children to Save Week” in the First State. The General Assembly recognized two decades of teaching children the importance of saving with a joint resolution commemorating the event Several bank presidents and special guests are also volunteering as teachers for the event, these include: Robert Glen, Delaware Bank Commissioner; Joe Westcott, Market President, Delaware, Capital One; Chip Rossi, Delaware Market President, Bank of America; Randy Taylor, Executive Vice President & Director of Private Banking, Fulton Bank; and, Sarah Long, President, Delaware Financial Education Alliance..