• Travis Credit Union and Solano County Library Introduce the Reading Challenge

     

    PRESS RELEASE
    October 13, 2021

    Contact:  Damian Alarcon,
    Director of Community Relations
    707-469-4985 or
    Vesselina Denise Pineda,
    Media Relations Officer 707-592-3522

    Travis Credit Union Foundation and Solano County Library Introduce the Financially Savvy Superheroes Reading Challenge

    VACAVILLE, CA -- Travis Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with Solano County Library, is introducing the Financially Savvy Superheroes Reading Challenge. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade can participate in the challenge until November 30, 2021. The goal of this reading challenge is to teach young children the basics of personal finance and economics by laying a strong financial literacy foundation.

    A number of financial research reports and studies have made it clear that Americans need more financial literacy. Statistics also show that financial education should start as early as kindergarten in order to produce a financially savvy generation that is confident in making important financial decisions around savings and spending. "Financial literacy isn’t just about getting better with money to buy more stuff—it’s about getting better with managing money to improve many different aspects of life," said Shannon Lujan, Community Relations Manager for Travis Credit Union. “Financial literacy is important at all ages, and beginning to teach these principles to younger children can instill lasting habits that help achieve financial success as an adult."

    Travis Credit Union Foundation is committed to transforming lives and uplifting local communities through financial wellness. Through this collaboration with the Solano County Library, our goal is to help everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status, to be able to meet current and future financial obligations, being confident about their financial future, and making choices that lead to financial success.

    All children who complete the Financially Savvy Superheroes Challenge will receive a prize from Travis Credit Union Foundation. For more information on this important initiative, visit https://solanolibrary.com/services/fall-reading-challenge/.

    The Travis Credit Union Foundation was founded in 2018 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated solely to charitable and educational causes. The Foundation supports financial education, literacy, and wellness initiatives and is the philanthropic arm of Travis Credit Union (traviscu.org). The Travis Credit Union Foundation's mission is to build financially empowered communities and its vision is to create philanthropic solutions for building sustainable financial wellness in communities for generations to come. One hundred percent of the funds raised go back to the community.

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