On Wednesday, May 28, associates from the local Arvest branch in Greenwood, as well as the Rye Hill branch, visited the kindergarten classes in Hackett to teach them about financial literacy. Branch Managers Kevin Stiles and Josh Crowe shared with the children some things that they do at the bank and showed them several coins, discussing the images on each one and the coin’s worth. They also shared a story that teaches the importance of keeping money in a safe place. Each child was given a sucker and an Arvest pencil, and three lucky children received piggy banks.

Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes bank 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, according to aba.com. This year marked the 18th annual Teach Children to Save Day and more than 10,900 bankers hosted financial education events across the country.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a network of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

Arvest Asset Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Securities and Insurance Products are: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank.