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 since 1997. Montecito Bank & Trust has been a proud participant of TCTSD for over 20 years visiting schools from Santa Maria to Westlake Village to teach local youth about money, savings and finance.

Last Year

  • 13

    Bank Volunteers

  • 600


  • 11


  • K-12


  • 2


Santa Barbara North County: Buena Vista, Los Olivos Elementary, Oak Valley, Santa Ynez Elementary, Solvang School

Santa Barbara South County: Adams Elementary, Adelante Charter School, Aliso, Brandon, Canalino, Cleveland Elementary, Dos Pueblos High, El Camino, Ellwood Foothill School, Franklin Elementary, Harding Elementary, Hollister, Isla Vista, La Colina Junior High, Kellogg, La Cumbre Junior High, La Patera, McKinley Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Monte Vista, Mountain View, Peabody Charter School, San Marcos High, Santa Barbara Community Academy, Santa Barbara Junior High, Santa Barbara High, Summerland, Washington Elementary

Ventura County: Citrus Glen, DeAnza Middle School, Hueneme High School, Montalvo Elementary, Pacifica High School, Rio Mesa High School, Sunset Elementary & Middle School, University Preparation Charter School, Westlake Elementary, White Oak Elementary

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, please fill out the form below. To learn more about the program or ask any questions please contact us at [email protected]

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