Bank joins in annual effort to teach children to save

Employees from First National Bank of the Rockies made presentations to more than 600 elementary school students across Western Colorado as part of an annual Teach Children to Save Program.

“We’re happy to provide financial education opportunities to the youth of our communities,” said Pete Waller, president and chief executive officer of FNBR. “Children learn spending habits early, and the goal of this program is to educate them on the power of saving.”

The American Bankers Association Education Foundation created the Teach the Children to Save Program and National Teach Children to Save Day. Volunteers from banks across the country visit elementary and middle schools to teach students about such concepts as savings, interest and budgeting.

FNBR continues to schedule free presentations for schools and youth organizations. For more information, contact Kristi Adams at 683-4556 or

Based in Grand Junction, FNBR operates locations in seven Western Colorado communities. For more information, log on to the Web site at