More than 50,000 people, ranging from K-12 students to senior citizens, have participated in one of the Blue Hills Bank Foundation’s free financial education programs. Since 2011, the Blue Hills Bank Foundation has invested in creative and innovative programming designed to enhance the financial capabilities of community members.
The following programs are currently available to schools, community organizations and councils on aging. For information about any of our free financial literacy offerings, please contact our Community Relations Manager.
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Ms. Money & the Coins
|Ms Money and the Coins performing at a local school.
Ms. Money & the Coins is an educational, interactive, musical presentation that teaches elementary-aged students (Grades K-5) the concepts of saving, sharing and spending money. The presentation uses music, magic and interactive theater games to bring the basic concepts of saving, sharing and spending to life on stage.
Age-appropriate concepts such as needs vs. wants, interest, lending and borrowing are included in this musical performance and the 35-minute show is followed by an optional 5-10 minute question/answer session. After the show, each student receives a study guide sheet with fun facts, newly learned vocabulary, word searches and other games.
Ms. Money & the Coins has performed more than 300 free shows since 2011 and is currently booking times for the 2018-2019 school year. The program is available free of charge to schools in Massachusetts and is sponsored entirely by the Blue Hills Bank Foundation. To learn more about the show, watch our five-minute video.
Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check
|Local high school students learning about financial management through the web-based Virtual Reality Check program.
Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check is a collaboration with EverFi, Inc., a leading education technology company committed to improving the financial literacy of consumers nationwide through engaging digital learning opportunities.
Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check is an online course that offers over six hours of programming on a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401K plans and other critical concepts that meet national financial literacy standards.
Through the support of the Blue Hills Bank Foundation and this collaboration with EverFi, Inc., schools across our footprint are able to utilize this innovative curriculum in their classroom at no cost. Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check is active in several area high schools, based on administrative interest.
Consumer Protection for Seniors
|Certified Financial Educator, Julie Beckham, spreads awareness about scams and other risks to local seniors.
Through the Blue Hills Bank Foundation’s Consumer Protection for Seniors program, adults ages 65 and better have the opportunity to expand their financial literacy knowledge and further safeguard their identity and wealth.
Topics of discussion include:
- Identity Theft & Protection
- Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention
- Medical Identity Theft
- Internet and Phishing Scams
Blue Hills Bank is committed to protecting and safeguarding our most vulnerable citizens against consumer fraud. Our Consumer Protection for Seniors program is available for free upon request to community groups, councils on aging and senior centers.