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Date: Apr 14, 2011
Hofstra University and Capital One Bank Launch “Money & Me” Program for Local Youth
Program Designed to Bring Financial Literacy to Local Fourth Graders
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York – Hofstra University and Capital One Bank will launch their “Money & Me” program with a breakfast on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8 a.m. in the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, north campus. This program was designed to bring financial literacy into the classroom and provide fourth graders with money management skills.
“This program is a great opportunity for our local fourth graders who might not otherwise learn the importance of financial literacy and money management,” said Assistant Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Gioia Bales. “It also allows Hofstra undergraduate and graduate students to give back to the surrounding community and show the elementary students the importance of a good education.”
The Money & Me interactive curriculum incorporates mathematics and ELA concepts, as well as practical applications, through lessons instructed by Hofstra undergraduate and graduate students. The curriculum consists of approximately 12 lessons, with one lesson presented each week. Parent workshops will also be provided as part of the program.
“Capital One Bank is proud to partner with Hofstra University to launch the Money & Me program for local youth in Long Island,” said Andrew Corrado, Nassau County Market President, for Capital One Bank. “At Capital One Bank, we believe that financial literacy and money management skills are crucial building blocks for economic success. We invest in financial literacy programs to set individuals of all ages on the path to a life of fiscal responsibility and economic self-reliance.”
Participating school districts in the program during the fall semester include Westbury, Uniondale, Brentwood and Freeport. A representative from each school district, Capital One and Hofstra administrators, and Hofstra undergraduate and graduate students instructing in the program will be in attendance at the launch breakfast.
Capital One Bank
Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities - good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families - benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.