It has been an extraordinary honor and pleasure collaborating with Money Smart 101 founder Leslie Girone on the Dream Big Read Philadelphia strategy. Her leadership and enterprise have been inspiring. She wrote a new chapter in the story today at Bache Martin Elementary to kick off America Save Week 2019. See the video and pictures below.
Our next step is to take the strategy city and state wide, similar to the campaign taking place this week in Arkansas and in April in Wisconsin.
Here is what Leslie had to say:
Sammy Rabbit brings financial education to life. He is the adorable, infectious, and ethical character who makes the strategic money lessons relatable to kids. The story inspires readers to set goals, work hard, never give up, and save money! The accompanying songs are clever and catchy. They appeal to young children, yet anyone can enjoy each topic-specific song. Listen to one of my favorites Anyone Can Be Rich.
I’ve researched countless financial education resources and the It’s a Habit Company (founded by Sam X Renick, creator of Sammy Rabbit and Dream Big Day Experience) is the most exceptional.
Related Dream Big Stories and Articles:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Story
- Leslie Girone’s Dream Big Office Experience
- My Big Dream – Leslie Girone
- Dream Big Read Bache Martin Elementary
- Dream Big Sing A Long Philadelphia YMCA
Arkansas Story. In Progress. New Stories Every Day This Week
- Tweet. Pictures from David O. Dodd elementary school Dream Big Read
- Tweet. Video. Craig O’Neill Reading to Students
- Tweet: Arkansas State University Chancellor Kicks Off Arkansas Dream Big Read
- Kathleen Lawson: No Regrets! From Babysitter to Dishwasher to Executive Director (IRIS.xyz)
- All Star Celebrity Guest Readers Scheduled for the Arkansas Dream Big Read
- Sammy Spotlight: Kathleen Lawson: Economics Arkansas Executive Director
- Sammy’s Big Dream Coming to Every Elementary School in Arkansas this Month
- Coming to AR: Sammy Rabbit and the Dream Big Read
- Arkansas Elementary Schools: Get Ready. The Dream Big Read is Coming!
Hartford Connecticut Story
Wisconsin Story. Coming April 2019