Bilingual Author Reading to Inspire Kids Dreams and Money Habits

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Attention: San Jose, California and Wilmington, North CarolinaFREE Author Reading!

The Dream Big Read IS ON!

Kids, schools, afterschool programs, community agencies get ready to read, sing and talk about big dreams and great money habits with award winning children’s author Sam X Renick.

All Welcome

Everyone is welcome to this BILINGUAL, virtual, online, experience from 3 to 3:40 PM, PST, Wednesday, April 21st.

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This unique financial literacy education experience presented by Excite Credit Union will be conducted in English and Spanish.


What is Your Big Dream?

Do you want to be an astronaut? What about an engineer or actor? Do you want to travel around the world? What is your big dream?

Maybe you want to be rich! Maybe one day you want to own a dream home and a castle all your own! Or, maybe you want to graduate from college with out debt!

Whatever it is; whoever you are; wherever you are at today; Sammy Rabbit and Excite Credit Union want you to know:


You can make your dreams come true.

We welcome you to attend this special author reading. Invite a family member. Invite a friend. Register today. Let’s dream big together.

More About the Experience

During this special author reading experience:

(1) The author and Excite Credit Union, Community Special Daisy Castro will read Sammy’s Big Dream in English and in Spanish.

(2) We will discuss the book, share steps and strategies anyone can take to be better prepared to make their dreams come true, even kids!!!

(3) Sing a Song

(4) Take the Dream Big Pledge

(5) You will get to ask the author questions

(6) Everyone will receive FREE activities

(7) There will be a drawing for a $25 cash gift certificate!!!

Download Free Sammy activities compliments of Excite Credit Union!

Community Leader

We are delighted to highlight these outstanding organizations and community leaders in San Jose, California and Wilmington, North Carolina. They all are passionate about education, reading, kids, and making big dreams come true. We salute you and thank you for your service!

City of San Jose Parks and Recreation

Family Supportive Housing (FSH)

FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County

Healthier Kids Foundation

Mission College

Raising a Reader

Santa Clara County Office of Education, Parent Engagement Program

SCORE: Silicon Valley

Shop with a Cop Silicon Valley

Sixth District PTA


Sunday Friends Foundation

Stepping Up to Better

“The goal is to get kids and families saving, building assets, financial security and independence,” said John Hogan in an interview with Financial Advisor Magazine.

“We distributed over 1,700 Sammy Rabbit books to grades 1, 2 and 3 throughout Santa Clara County.  One of our staff members, Aleta Smith, who recently joined our team as a Community Relations Specialist, was able to personally read the books in classrooms…” according to Hogan who said the credit union has already gotten requests for Sammy books in Spanish and Vietnamese.

“We love the fun and engaging nature that the Sammy Rabbit books bring to the program,” said Hogan, who works with a number of community programs to launch savings programs to help lower-income families.

If you have questions, suggestions or would like learn more about Sammy Rabbit and his mission to teach kids great money habits and other important life skills, contact us!

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About the Author

Sam X Renick is a children's Author, Co-Creator of Sammy, Award Winning Financial Educator & Double Bottom Line Entrepreneur!

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