Two hundred students from Lincoln Elementary School in Lowell, MA last Friday graduated from The Washington Savings Bank’s “Super Savers Program.” The seven month program, taught Operation HOPE’s banking on Our Future financial literacy curriculum to eight classes at the school, once a month, from November to June.
Vichtcha Kong, from Washington Savings, delivered the educationals, which are part of the banks ongoing efforts to give back to the community. This is Washington Savings Bank’s second year partnering with the Lincoln Elementary School on this program.
Through the program, students were given the opportunity to learn and practice real life banking through a Super Savers program, which gave each student the option to open a savings account with the bank. Every Friday, Vichtcha would visit the school and collect any deposits the students had for their accounts.
At the end of the program, students were acknowledged for how much they saved in their accounts and special awards were given to the students who saved the most throughout the year.
During the graduation ceremony, each student received a graduation certificate, a goody bag, and special collector coins. The Vice President of Washington Savings Bank, Sean Lydon, also attended the event where he spoke to the students about money management and quizzing them for prizes. The students at the Lincoln School were very excited to graduate, and showed their enthusiasm at the finale of the event, when they got to toss their graduation hats in the air in celebration.