Reading Makes Cents

Helping Wisconsin elementary students become money-smart

Each April, in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, the WICPA Educational Foundation hosts a Reading Makes Cents program as an easy and fun way for WICPA members to get involved in the community while helping increase financial literacy of elementary school students.

This financial literacy activity involves visiting one or more local elementary school classrooms and reading and discussing a book to the class about the basics of money. The WICPA Educational Foundation provides everything volunteers need, including the money-themed book, a guide to discuss the book, and gifts for each student!

How to get involved

To participate in the Reading Makes Cents program, all you need to do is:

  • Reach out to one or more of your local K – 4th grade class teachers, such as at the elementary schools of your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews or neighbors
  • Schedule a day and time with them to visit during the month of April
  • Let us know you are participating by filling out the Reading Makes Cents Volunteer Form (below)

That's it! Once we receive your form, we'll reach out to you to confirm and provide everything you need.

If you have any questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Tammy Hofstede at 262-785-0445 ext. 4518.

Note: Please complete this form after you have scheduled a date with a teacher. If you have scheduled more than one visit, we ask that you complete a form for each visit.