YPS members spearheaded the creation of the “Piggy Bank” program to teach children, grades K-5, to save. The “Piggy Bank” program provides a fun, hands-on interactive program allowing children to save their earnings in a real-life bank at their school.
YPS has successfully opened three “Piggy Banks” at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, Howard E. Hollingsworth Elementary School and Walter V. Long Elementary School. Children have successfully learned the importance of saving and together over $102,000 has been saved through this innovative program. To check out a video of the launch of the newest "Piggy Bank" at Long Elementary School, click here.
“The Piggy Bank” is a collaboration between United Way’s YPS, Clark County School District, Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), Andson Inc. and various volunteers who donated time and materials to build a kid-friendly bank that includes a bank teller counter and decals on the walls with money saving tips.
For more information about YPS, please visit uwsn.org/yps or contact Elizabeth Matthews at ElizabethM@uwsn.org or 702-892-2323.