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New school program in Kelowna will teach children about money

College students can continue to support literacy amongst young children thanks to a $6,630 grant.

The grant from Central Okanagan Foundation will support the Enactus students from Okanagan College develop a new teacher resource page for the CAN$ave program.

<who> Photo Credit: Okanagan College

CAN$ave is a program for Grade 1 and Grade 3 students.

kids will learn the important of buying for need over want, the differences between good and bad debt and how to save for their future. Students will earn pay for things like good behaviour and for completing workbooks. Students are also charged desk rent and met with unforeseen expenses.

“The grant from the Central Okanagan Foundation validates all of the hard work my team and our teacher partners have put into CAN$ave,” explained Abbey Jones, CAN$ave project manager.

“We can't wait to see how much more impact we will have with these extra resources at our disposal.”

Jones and her team will be presenting the program to primary teachers in the Central Okanagan before school starts in September.

“We see this as a valuable investment that will benefit grade school students, as well as support the work of socially-conscious College students doing good things in our community,” said Cheryl Miller, Central Okanagan Foundation, Director, Grants & Community Initiatives.







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