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Bank of Canton Partners with JFK Elementary School for “Teach Children to Save Day”

Students learn importance of saving money

Bank of Canton Teach Children to Save Day

Barbara Carbone and students pose with their new Bank of Canton piggy banks during a break: Ava Buckley, Da’Myi Cameron-Miller, Abby Chin, Christina Christopolous, Jene Coulibaly, Tarini Dasari, Drew Gillis, Erika Goldowsky, Matthew Hart, Andrew Keevan, Christopher Larkin, Emily Mackay, Olivia Maffeo, Emma Massih, Elise Murphy, Cole Ouellette, Jake Podgurski, Roman Reiss, Jonathan Shine, Jordan Sullivan, and Matthew Yeaton.

CANTON, Mass. (May 18, 2015) – Bank of Canton and the John F. Kennedy Elementary School joined together to promote financial literacy during “Teach Children to Save Day,” a national initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA).

Mary Czyras, Assistant Branch Manager of Bank of Canton’s 557 Washington Street branch, taught the importance of saving money to two John F. Kennedy Elementary School fourth grade classes. She brought the children handouts and worksheets for an interactive lesson about saving, highlighting two brothers who each wanted to buy a snowboard but had very different attitudes toward saving for it.

“The kids had a blast,” Czyras said. “They were very enthusiastic – the ABA put together a great lesson plan for fourth graders, and their teachers Barbara Carbone and Theresa Grogan did a great job of prepping them for the day. It’s always a pleasure coming to the JFK Elementary School. They’ve got a great staff and administration here. I really value our relationship with the school and the opportunity I have to work with such great students.”

Czyras visits with JFK Elementary School classes on a regular basis and works with students to develop savings habits that will serve them for life.

“We’re pleased to participate in the ABA’s ‘Teach Children to Save’ campaign,” said Stephen P. Costello, President and CEO of Bank of Canton. “Financial literacy is an important lesson for all ages – you can’t start too young. We’re very proud of Mary and her work with the JFK Elementary School, and of all our branch and customer service staff who help educate our customers every day on the importance of smart financial decision-making.”

Teach Children to Save is a national financial literacy program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life. Since the program started in 1997, more than 177,000 bankers have taught savings skills to 6.4 million students. The program is sponsored by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation.


About Bank of Canton

Bank of Canton has branches in Brookline, Canton, Quincy, and Randolph, and Mortgage Centers in Auburn, Norwell and Marshfield, and lends throughout Massachusetts. Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. All deposits at Bank of Canton are insured in full with at least $250,000 insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and all deposits above that amount insured by the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). The Bank has no stockholders and profits are paid back to the consumer in the form of better interest rates, personal service and a vast array of financial products and services. For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.


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