A local Elementary school and Bank partner to teach students abo - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

A local Elementary school and Bank partner to teach students about finances

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Third grade students are working hand in hand with a local bank to expand their knowledge on finances. Fourteen representatives from Iberia Bank has partnered with the Microsociety Magnet School in Jonesboro.

President of Iberia Bank for Northeast Arkansas, Phillip Jett says they hope to educate and inspire the children to succeed in a global economy.

"Our study today teaches them about our city of Jonesboro, the economic development, the local economy, (and) the businesses that are here. And so, each one of them is developing different zones for our city. Residential zones, business zones, industrial zones and they're having a lot of fun in understanding what it takes to run a city."

Third grade teacher, Chelsea Reeves says she has a very good feeling about the partnership.

"I think it's very beneficial. It's real life world that I think kids need to be exposed to, even at an early age. They'll able to grasp those concepts and then apply them to real life."

Students were also shown how to write checks, taught about bank accounts and spending or saving money.

 

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All Rights Reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Road over dam to close Thursday

    Road over dam to close Thursday

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:01:01 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:03:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Corps of Engineers will shut down both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam later this week.

    The Corps of Engineers will shut down both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam later this week.

  • City offers free firewood to county residents

    City offers free firewood to county residents

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:17:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:52:45 GMT

    It's finders keepers for those wanting to pick up firewood from a local park. But there are some rules to follow.

    It's finders keepers for those wanting to pick up firewood from a local park. But there are some rules to follow.

  • Sheriff: Man arrested after find pound of marijuana in home

    Sheriff: Man arrested after find pound of marijuana in home

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:15:31 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:32:15 GMT
    Evidence investigators say they found during a search of Benjamin Smith's home. (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office)Evidence investigators say they found during a search of Benjamin Smith's home. (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office)

    After receiving numerous complaints from concerned neighbors about too many people visiting a Mountain View man's home, law enforcement officers paid a visit and left with a pound of marijuana and the man in handcuffs.

    After receiving numerous complaints from concerned neighbors about too many people visiting a Mountain View man's home, law enforcement officers paid a visit and left with a pound of marijuana and the man in handcuffs.

Powered by Frankly