Two Step Strategy to Impact
Pilot test Sammy's Big Dream book set.
Lead a Dream Big Read Financial Education experience. It’s easy to do at home, in school, after school, at youth clubs, the office - anywhere. See the gallery below!
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DREAM BIG READ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Have immediate impact building and reinforcing financial literacy, reading and language skills
- Fun; purpose-filled, easy to execute; time and cost efficient
- Build community connections. Make it easier for parents and teachers to talk to kids about money.
- Provide an opportunity to share your story and get great exposure.
- You can grow them: their education and exposure-networking building impact.
- Support Sammy advance the Dream Big vision and missions.
Primary lessons kids will learn from the story:
- To dream and do big, one step at a time. Entire story
- Set goals and plan. Page 13
Develop the right money habits and make good choices like:
- Work hard. Nothing’s free. Page 14
- Earn money. Pages 9, 11, 14
- Save money and make it a habit. Pages 10, 13, 28
- Spend smart. Page 21
- Give wisely. Page 24
Other lessons you can use the book set to teach or talk to kids about:
- Wants and needs. Pages 3, 4
- Think, set goals and plan. Page 5, 13
- Have a positive “can do” attitude. Pages 6, 9, 10, 18
- Overcome adversity. Page 6, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20
- Seek out the right advisors and friendships. Pages 6, 7, 12, 15. 16, 17
- Stay focused. Be determined. Page 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21
- Believe in yourself. Page 10
- Be prepared for good or bad news. Page 11
- Opportunity costs. Pages 14, 21, 24
- Teamwork. Collaboration. Page 16
- Do not give up easily. Page 18
- Measure your progress. Page 22
- Give wisely and share success. Pages 24, 25
- Keep growing and challenging yourself. Page 28
- Leadership and responsibility. Throughout the story
- Use the coloring book to reinforce story messages.
Here is a sampling of user experiences - Sammy Rabbit Dream Big Financial Education resources.In Home: Parent Child Experiences
Michael Morton, Dad and Daughter, Harvard, MA
Nick Bradfield: Father and son, Cary, NC
Abby Kovach: Mother and daughter, Denver, CO
Chelsea Iliff: Military Mom, MD
In School and After School: Led by Community Leaders
Malabar Elementary School. Rosa Overstreet, Los Angeles, CA
St. John Lutheran School, Amy Vetrone, Financial EducatorBerlin, WI
Walnut Elementary School, Baldwin Park, CA
Huntington Elementary School. Cedric Turner. Empower Yourself, Brockton, MA
Did You See What Marine Veteran Nick Bradfield Did? Cary, NC
Alana Golden, California Department of Financial Institutions, Sacramento, CA
Patrina Dixon and United Way Women's Leadership Council, Hartford, CT
Money Smart 101, Philadelphia, PA
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL
Author Led Experiences
YMCA and East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO
Air Force Aid Society, Arlington, VA
El Monte Promise Foundation, El Monte, CA
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, Salisbury, MD
Fox: Good Day Columbus: Krista Cavalieri
Financial Advisor Magazine: Children Form Financial Behaviors By 7
Kiplinger: Janet Bodnar, Editor. Kids and Money Author