FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2018
Do the Math Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Financial Literacy Awareness
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LAS VEGAS – Andson, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to improving financial literacy and academic achievement among at-risk students, will recognize the organization’s savviest student savers and dedicated volunteers at Do the Math awards breakfast, March 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m., Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Individual tickets are $50 and corporate sponsorships are available. Event proceeds remain local and benefit Andson programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit andson.org/dothemath.
Students from Andson’s Piggy Bank program operating at Hollingsworth STEAM Academy and Walter Long STEAM Academy, will be recognized for saving the most frequently during the 2017 school year. Each week more than 3,000 Piggy Bank students, at five elementary schools, can walk up to a counter like a real bank and deposit money into a savings account with the assistance of Andson program staff and volunteers. Students’ deposits are kept by Silver State School Credit Union in master accounts where they, and their families, can track their savings and set financial goals. The Piggy Bank program includes a financial literacy curriculum that teaches students valuable skills, such as budgeting and saving. At the end of the 5th grade, students are given the option to convert their savings into a regular account or withdraw their savings in the form of a check.
“Students have collectively saved over $250,000 since the first Piggy Bank opened in 2010,” said Sonia Anderson, CEO, Andson, Inc. “Additionally, our Super Saver students have individually deposited nearly every week, taking what they learn from our programs home to teach their families about the importance of budgeting and saving.”
Do the Math will also recognize Andson volunteers for their contributions, ranging from assisting Piggy Bank students during the banking process, serving as Piggy Bank tellers, and supporting in-class financial literacy instruction.
“Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and team, Andson, Inc. has been able to operate financial literacy and academic programs at more than 40 locations, serving 10,000 students annually,” said Anthony McTaggart, co-founder, Andson, Inc.
Do the Math Award Recipients
Education Champion – Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak
Andson Money Champion – Chandra Washington, a, Laura Dearing Elementary School
Piggy Bank Champion – Brandy Cottrell, Andson Piggy Bank Volunteer
Piggy Bank Champion – Shawonna Williams, Andson Piggy Bank Volunteer
Piggy Bank Champion – William Jimerson, Andson Piggy Bank Volunteer
Do the Math Breakfast
Wednesday, March 14
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and program begin at 8:00 a.m.
Cili at Bali Hai
5160 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
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. Andson has become the fastest-growing educational nonprofit in Southern Nevada. Andson currently operates at more than 40 locations and has served more than 68,000 students and their families since inception.
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, the City of North Las Vegas Library District, and the City of Henderson.
For more information on Andson Inc., please visit www.andson.org, facebook.com/andsonfoundation,and twitter.com/andson_org.
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