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Wells Fargo Teaches Columbus Kids about Money

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Teaching Kids about Money. That was the goal of a Wells Fargo event Saturday.

The event was unique because the children were very young. Some of them were only 5-6 years old but Amanda Francis at Wells Fargo says learning about handling finances at a young age can turn children into responsible adults.

"As they prepare to become teenagers and go off to college we certainly want them to be able to make the right decisions," says Celeste Sumbry a Wells Fargo Store Manager.

Amanda Francis of Wells Fargo says they teach children about money in a very practical way. Francis says they teach savings as what you want versus what you need.

"We're not actually just telling them to go save your money but we're really teaching them what the underlying value is of saving your money and how to get to your goals when you're doing things the right way," says Francis.

The day wasn't just about education, the volunteers spent hours playing outdoors with the kids.

"I love children, I love to get out and play so this just gives me a great chance to come out and really do something for the community, do something for the children in the area," says John Paschal another Store Manager at Wells Fargo.

Marquitta Williams, director of Big Brothers Big Sisters says the event was an opportunity to connect volunteers to children without permanent bigs.

"I have two little girls at home but it's different getting outside, meeting someone else's child, and just being able to pour into that child's life," says Sumbry.

Francis says teaching children about money at a young age is vital.

"The younger we start the better it's going to propel the economy in the future and the minds of these young children as they become influence-able as it comes to matters of money," says Francis.

Wells Fargo also presented Big Brothers Big Sisters with a check for $2,500 to continue to provide these types of events for children.

 

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