I Got Bank

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Jazz Ellington says to his best friend Marquis, “I got bank!”

And he does..

At ten years old, he has over $2,000 in the bank, and his savings keep growing. His granddad taught him to save his allowance and set up a bank account to make sure he did.

I Got Bank! increases financial awareness while sharing the lives of two African-American boys growing up in the city.

One lesson from our nation’s economic crisis is that too many people lack the basic knowledge necessary to make sound financial decisions. Financial literacy for youngster is vital, and as valuable in the school system as reading and math. I Got Bank reinforces the view that we must be vigilant about making sure that our young people understand the value of money

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