Money Smart Week Reading Days Reaches More Than 1,200 Washington Students


Washington Treasure Duane Davidson Reads to Garfield Elementary Students

In April, as part of Financial Literacy Month, DFI’s financial education team worked with the Jump$tart Washington Coalition and the Financial Education Public Private Partnership in organizing Money Smart Week Reading Days in Washington classrooms.

Money Smart Week Reading Days provide local community leaders the opportunity to go into local schools and read a storybook with a financial education theme to elementary students.

For 2019, 45 classrooms participated in more than 13 cities across Washington.

It wasn’t just community leaders who got involved. Two high school teachers brought their students into elementary schools to read. 

Money Smart Week Reading Days is a great way for teachers to bring a little financial education into their classrooms as well as for elected officials to learn more about the importance of financial education.

To bring Money Smart Week Reading Days to your classroom in 2020, email Melody.Cahill@dfi.wa.gov