Capital One Bank's KidzBANK, an interactive experience for elementary school students that introduces them to banking and teaches them the importance of developing a savings habit, will formally open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Nash Elementary School, located at 1100 Burton Street in Nash, Texas.
Students will learn banking basics through the school-based, student-operated "bank branch" under the guidance of their teachers and Capital One Bank Nash branch associates. Students make monthly deposits into individual student accounts.
Twelve students from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades were selected to serve as bankers based on their academic achievements and school leadership. Each student completed training conducted in partnership with Capital One Bank's Texarkana Area President, Dianne Martin, and Nash Branch Manager Liz Cameron.
Nash Elementary principal Brandy Debenport said parents have an important role in the KidzBANK program. "Parents are our partners in the implementation of our KidzBANK program," she said. "Parents model good savings habits for our students and help reinforce the financial education lessons their children receive at Nash Elementary. Capital One Bank also provides financial literacy education workshops for parents and the school community."
Tuesday, Martin, Cameron and other bank associates will celebrate the launch of the KidzBANK program at Nash Elementary School with a discussion of how the program will work, a presentation of the student teams and contests for the students and teachers.