ISU's Money Bus visits Terre Haute schools

February 1 2007

WHAT: Indiana State University's Networks Financial Institute is bringing its interactive financial literacy classroom on wheels to a school near you! The Money Bus, which is the size of a 40-passenger coach -- will be making stops at schools in Terre Haute tomorrow and next week. The bus' curriculum is experienced through an in-school bank and 13 different financial literacy activities inside and outside the bus. Some of its features include a swipe-card technology to track a student's participation and purchases while on board, and a "Build Your Own Sundae" exhibit, which shows students how sundaes vary in price based on the ingredients.

WHEN and WHERE:
Feb. 2 - St. Patrick's School
Feb. 6-7 - Meadows Elementary
Feb. 8-9 - Oubache Elementary

WHO: For students in grades 3 through 5.

WHY: It's a visual, hands-on way of exposing young students to financial concepts, such as saving and spending wisely, managing financial accounts, using credit and debit cards, and much more.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to www.moneybus.org

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MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or mgreninger@indstate.edu

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Indiana State University's Networks Financial Institute is bringing its interactive financial literacy classroom on wheels to a school near you! The Money Bus, which is the size of a 40-passenger coach -- will be making stops at schools in Terre Haute.

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