|Vol. 17, No. 19||Feb. 12, 1998|
On Feb. 2, Wisepockets, a human-size koala bear, stood in the atrium of the MBNA Building and helped the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship and approximately 60 teachers from across Delaware kick off a new program aimed at teaching kindergarteners to third graders how to manage money.
The economics course, called "Pocketwise," teaches children about money management, spending, saving and credit. Created by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the National Council on Economic Education, "Pocketwise" focuses on giving children the information they need to avoid being victimized by impulse buying, advertising, the lure of credit and a host of other spending temptations.
Photo by Jack Buxbaum