Around 2nd and 3rd grade, children begin to develop an understanding about the value of money. To ensure they’re positioned for future financial literacy and success, members of the RKL team took their money smarts on the road to an area elementary school as part of the PICPA’s “Invest in Reading” program.
On Thursday, October 24, RKL team members Alison Dowdrick, Rachel Horst, Andrew Rice, Beth Sauder, Grant Weaver and Jordan Zimmerman visited Landisville Elementary School to read an age-appropriate book about money management and facilitate two activities that teach money smarts. As part of the lesson, the team members helped the students understand the difference between wants and needs and how to plan for and reach a financial goal.
The program is part of an educational initiative headed by the PICPA, a statewide membership organization of more than 20,000 CPAs, with the goal of improving the general public’s understanding of personal finance. As members of the PICPA, the RKL team was excited and honored to take part in the program – which provided us the opportunity to share our financial knowledge and experience with the next generation.