LEAWOOD, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - April is National Financial Literacy Month and it's become a welcome tradition for employees at BMO Harris Bank in Kansas City. For the past several years, the third week of April has drawn employees from all locations and lines of business within the bank to volunteer to teach school-age kids financial fundamentals during the American Banker Association's "Teach Your Child to Save Day."
More than 500 students at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy will learn about the value of money, how to use an ATM, why it's important to have a savings account and other important banking essentials from a number of seasoned financial professionals.
"Our employees look forward to this event every year," said BMO Harris Bank Kansas City President Brad Smith. "Providing kids the fundamentals of money management is an important skill towards helping them become responsible adults."
School principal Traci Ashley said, "Our Academy is very excited about partnering with BMO Bank in educating our scholars with skills for life. We are looking forward to more community partnerships assisting with hands-on relevant educational opportunities in the future."
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517 students learning about money and money management fundamentals from financial professionals as part of Financial Literacy Month and the American Bankers Association's "Teach Your Child to Save" Day
Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lee A. Tolbert Academy
3400 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO
School contact - Angela Boley 816.561.0114
Children actively engaged in learning basic financial concepts from financial professionals.
Hubert (lion mascot) will be interacting with the students
Kansas City area students
BMO Harris bankers from all lines of business
About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and $542 billion in assets (as of Jan. 31, 2013).