Hagatna, Guam – Bank of Hawaii employees recently worked in collaboration with Junior Achievement (JA) to present weekly “More than Money” financial education sessions to fifth graders at M.U. Lujan Elementary School. The “More than Money” program is a series of six sessions, which presents key concepts on the role money plays in our society.
These concepts include sharing, saving, spending, becoming a smart consumer and earning income by starting a business. The sessions involved hands-on activities designed to help students understand the importance of planning for their financial futures. Students were encouraged to use innovative thinking to learn money management skills and to explore and enhance their career options.
[Bank of Hawaii’s Sally Respicio enjoys teaching the next generation how to be financially savvy.]
“Bank of Hawaii employees serve as facilitators in Junior Achievement’s ‘More than Money program and we’re proud to support the great opportunities these programs offer our island’s students,” said Ron Cannoles, executive vice president, Bank of Hawaii. “Increasing financial literacy, as well as introducing basic principles of business and economics to our island’s youth will go a long way to ensure success for these students in a global economy.”
Additional JA sessions have been scheduled at Inarajan Elementary and at JQ San Miguel Elementary School. A total of 12 Bank of Hawaii volunteers will be presenting the six sessions to each school. Bank of Hawaii is a proud sponsor of the JA “More Than Money” program which meets the needs of a diverse group of elementary school students by providing engaging, academically enriching and experiential learning sessions in economic education.
[1st Row, L-R: Serving as “More than Money” facilitators at M.U. Lujan Elementary School – Junior Achievement Chairperson and BOH SVP Erlinda Alegre, Daelynne Torres, Vice Principal Sarah Valencia, Principal Michael Meno, Maria Fe Regis-Malaca and Jocelyn Garcia. Second row: Rowell Comia, Aurora Pimentel, Calvin Hernandez, Theresa Patenia and Desiree Braga. Third row: Sally Respicio and Nate Oledan.]