Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Teach Children to Save Day (TCTSD) is celebrated every year during the month of April. Through TCTSD the American Bankers Association encourages bankers across the country to visit classrooms in their local schools to teach students about the value of saving. For the past 10 years Montecito Bank & Trust has been a proud participant of TCTSD visiting schools from Santa Ynez to Westlake Village to teach local youth about money, savings and finance.

Last Year

  • 40

    Bank Volunteers

  • 1200

    Students

  • 22

    Schools

  • K-12

    Grades

  • 2

    Counties

Santa Barbara Schools: Adams Elementary, Adelante Charter School, Cleveland Elementary, Dos Pueblos High, Franklin Elementary, Harding Elementary, La Colina Junior High, La Cumbre Junior High, McKinley Elementary, Monroe Elementary, San Marcos High, Santa Barbara Community Academy, Santa Barbara Junior High, Santa Barbara High, Washington Elementary

Ventura County Schools: DeAnza Middle School, Montalvo Elementary, Sunset Elementary & Middle School, University Preparation Charter School, Westlake Elementary, White Oak Elementary

Santa Ynez Schools: Buena Vista, Los Olivos Elementary, Oak Valley, Solvang School

Private Schools: Marymount, Notre Dame, Santa Barbara Middle School, St. Raphael’s

For younger students the goals of the day include teaching children the importance of saving, how to plan for their purchases, determining needs and wants, and how to make their money grow. Older students learn about the power of interest, budgeting, understanding the risks and importance of credit and keeping their information safe.

To request a presentation or learn more about the program please contact us at teachchildren@montecito.bank

Lots of kids learning in the classroom