PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A lot of us learned the Pythagorean theorem or the very long quadratic equation in school, but life skills like saving money and staying out of debt would be constructive as well. The Hancock Banks see the importance in financial literacy, so they put bankers in classrooms all across Mississippi to get the kids ahead of the game.
Third through fifth graders at Purvis Upper Elementary school learned some grown up lessons in school Tuesday.
The effort for the Hancock Bank's "Hands-in initiative" is to teach kids the basics of banking and budgeting.
The Hancock Bank is allowing employees paid time off to invest in the community, ultimately our future. Gipson said it's the best time to talk about money management.
The financial security lesson introduced new terms to the students like, debt.
It's an investment the bank is making all across the gulf south.