Teach Children to Save

Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life. Since the program started in 1997, some 146,400 bankers have taught savings skills to 6.4 million students. 
This April marked the 18th annual Teach Children to Save Day and more than 10,900 bankers hosted financial education events across the country. In addition, approximately 30 members of congress joined some of the 850 participating banks in their Teach Children to Save lessons. ABA President and CEO Frank Keating and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) delivered a lesson to 76 fourth-graders at Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria, Va.
Bankers can participate on Teach Children to Save Day, or any time throughout the year as part of this  industry-wide initiative to educate young people about the importance of saving. Teach Children to Save Day 2015 is Friday, April 24.

Upcoming Webinars

Teach Children to Save 101, Jan. 22, 3:00 p.m. ET.  Bankers new to the program are invited to attend this webinar.

Teach Children to Save Best Practices Webinar, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. ETBankers looking for insight and helpful tips during program participation are invited to attend​ this webinar.

Presentation Materials

The materials below were designed and developed exclusively for bankers to make savings lessons easy to present and fun for kids. 

Presentation Planning Tools

Lesson Plans and Activities

Communications Toolkit

The social media toolkit contains best practices for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to help you implement your social media campaign. It also lists key messaging points on TCTS and other financial literacy resources you can customize for each social media platform – giving you plenty of content for a robust campaign that lasts  throughout Financial Literacy Month.
Use the customizable media advisory and media pitch to solicit reporters for your TCTS event, and the customizable press release to gain exposure in your local online, print, and broadcast media outlets.

Promotional Materials

Use the materials below to promote your participation in ABA's Teach Children to Save program.

Training and Frequently Asked Questions

Access our financial education webinar training portal to learn about Teach Children to Save or how you can get started building the program into your existing community engagement efforts.
Have general questions about TCTS? Find answers on the TCTS Frequently Asked Questions page.
​Questions? Please contact ABA Community Engagement Foundation.

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 ABA Resources


Available January 5, 2015
​for Purchase!
​TCTS Needs/Wants Bookmark


2014 List of Participating Banks

NEW! The Road to Financial Responsibility


 Also available in Spanish.



 2014 TCTS Bankers' Best Practices Webinar
Slides and Recording

Financial Education Webinar Training Portal