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 over the last five years. Since 2011, the Blue Hills Bank Foundation has invested in creative and innovative programming designed to enhance the financial capabilities of members of the community.
The following programs are currently available to schools, community organizations and councils on aging. Please contact Community Relations Manager, Julie Beckham for more information.
Ms. Money & the Coins (Grades K-5)
Ms. Money & the Coins is an educational, interactive, musical presentation that teaches elementary-aged students (Grades K-5) the concepts of spending, sharing and saving money. The presentation uses music, improvisational exercises 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, saving, spending, sharing, interest, lending and borrowing are included in this musical lesson and the 35-minute show is followed by an optional 5-10 minute question/answer session. Each student receives a study guide sheet with fun facts, newly learned vocabulary, word searches and other games and every teacher receives a piggy bank for their classroom.
How can Ms. Money & the Coins perform at my school?
Ms. Money & the Coins is currently booking times for the 2016-2017 school year. The program is available free of charge to schools in Massachusetts and is sponsored entirely by the Blue Hills Bank Foundation. To find out more or to book a free show at your school, contact Community Relations Manager, Julie Beckham.
Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check (Grades 9-12)
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.
Administered by teachers in a classroom setting, 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’s and other critical concepts that map to 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.
How can Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check become a reality in my child’s school?
Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check is active in several area high schools, based on administrative interest. To find out if Ms. Money’s Virtual Reality Check is available at your local high school, contact Community Relations Manager, Julie Beckham.
Consumer Protection for 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.
For more information, or to schedule a free seminar, contact Community Relations Manager, Julie Beckham at 617.360.6521.