FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2018
Andson Inc. Piggy Bank Program Graduates Record Number of Students
Five CCSD schools to host special ceremony for 587 Piggy Bank students.
LAS VEGAS – While local colleges are holding commencement ceremonies across the Las Vegas Valley this month, five Clark County School District (CCSD) elementary schools will hold a special ceremony for their 5th-grade students graduating from Andson Inc.’s Piggy Bank program. Each week students in the Piggy Bank program deposit money into a savings account with the assistance of Andson’s program staff and volunteers. Students’ deposits are kept by Silver State School Credit Union in master accounts that they, and their families, can set financial goals and track savings. The Piggy Bank program includes a financial literacy curriculum that teaches students valuable skills such as identifying wants versus needs, budgeting and saving. At the end of the fifth-grade students are given the option to converting their Piggy Bank savings into a regular account or withdrawing their total savings in the form of a check.
Andson’s Piggy Bank program currently operates at five CCSD schools – Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, Howard Hollingsworth STEAM Academy, Walter Long STEAM Academy, Laura Dearing Elementary School and C.H. Decker Elementary School – and plan to expand to more schools for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.
“Our Piggy Bank students have worked so hard to reach their savings goals this year,” said Sonia Anderson, co-founder of Andson, Inc. “Some of the graduating students have participated in Piggy Bank since Kindergarten and have saved over $4,000. We are incredibly inspired by their success.”
The Piggy Bank Program is funded through community partnerships with Silver State Credit Union (SSSCU), Cathay Bank Foundation, NV Energy Foundation, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, One Nevada Credit Union and Andson fundraising activities.
In addition to operating the Piggy Bank program, Andson offers no-cost after-school homework help and academic tutoring at 15 locations across southern Nevada.
What: Andson Inc. Piggy Bank graduation
When: Friday, May 18, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Walter Bracken Elementary School
1200 N. 27th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
When: Wednesday, May 23, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Laura Dearing Elementary School
3046 Ferndale Street
Las Vegas, NV 89121
When: Thursday, May 24
Hollingsworth Elementary School: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1776 E. Ogden Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Walter Long Elementary School: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2000 S. Walnut Road
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Decker Elementary School: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3850 Redwood Street
Las Vegas, NV 89103
For more information regarding Andson, Inc. and the Piggy Bank program, please visit www.andson.org.
About Andson, Inc.
Andson, Inc. is a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the education level of students by delivering financial literacy programming and academic intervention. Since inception in 2009, the Team has developed innovative, targeted programs, emphasizing personal success and social mobility to over 60,000 youth across Southern Nevada.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Andson provided academic assistance and financial capabilities education to over 10,000 students. These services are offered at no cost to families, and made possible by way of grants, donations, and collaboration with organizations such as Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, , St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Clark County School District, Las Vegas Clark County Library District Foundation , the LGBTQ Center, the City of Las Vegas, and the City of Henderson.
FM Marketing LLC
Phone: (702) 249-9900