Wisconsin Bankers Foundation

Reading Raises Interest Kits

2023 Reading Raises Interest Kit

Each year, the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation provides free, easy-to-use kits to WBA-member banks at their request. The kits, used in conjunction with National Teach Children to Save Day (April 27, 2023), feature a book, lesson plans, and resources bankers can use to ensure a successful presentation. The kits are developed with guidance from the WBF Financial Literacy Advisory Board.

All available 2023 Reading Raises Interest kits have been claimed!

Please see below for additional resources for financial education volunteers.

This year’s kit features:

Curious George Saves His Pennies

When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—oh no!—George loses it. Can this day, and George’s hard-won earnings, be saved?

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the kit?
  • 25 copies of Curious George Saves His Pennies 
  • The 2023 Lesson Plan
  • Several Online Resources (take-home worksheet, press release, etc.)
When should I order? When will my kit arrive?

Due to high demand, orders for 2023 kits are closed. If you have placed an order, your kit will be delivered on or before April 1, 2023 (in time for Financial Literacy Month).

Do these presentations count towards my bank's efforts in driving financial literacy and capability?

Yes! Each year, WBF’s Reading Raises Interest kit program assists hundreds of bankers throughout Wisconsin in engaging the youngest members of their communities in financial education. These presentations count toward qualification for Wisconsin Bankers Foundation Excellence in Financial Education Awards.

2023 Reading Raises Interest Online Resources
Archived Resources

Since 2005, the Wisconsin Bankers Association and (beginning in 2015) the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation have provided bankers across Wisconsin with engaging financial literacy lessons to assist them in connecting with the youngest members of their communities. While physical kits and books from years past are no longer available, the lesson plan archive is a free resource bankers regularly utilize in diversifying their financial education presentations.