Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) May 3, 2009
Sammy Rabbit brings his national Rock, Read, and Save for College tour to Little Rock, Arkansas, for five days beginning May 4th through 8th thanks to the Arkansas Jumpstart Coalition and its sponsors.
The purpose of the Sammy tour is to promote financial education and energize elementary students to make habits of saving money and reading while encouraging them to further their education. Author Sam X Renick accompanies his character Sammy Rabbit in a performance including book readings, singing, skits, autographs, and pictures.
"The program is unique and strategic," Renick said. "We integrate lessons on saving, setting goals, reading, writing, and leadership in an interactive, educational and entertaining manner."
The author and character have performed at over 1,000 schools and classrooms in 24 states and 5 countries during the last five years while executing their mission slogan: changing children and family lives one habit and dime at a time.
"We actively look for new and innovative ways to bring financial literacy alive for students and families," Arkansas Jumpstart Coalition president and Founder of CardRatings.com, Curtis Arnold said. "This is a critical point in our nation's history and financial education is desperately needed. We want to support parents and educators and reach children while they are young, before they establish poor money habits. The Sammy Rabbit program is a perfect fit."
Financial education is close to Arnold's heart having founded the U.S. Citizens for Fair Credit Card Terms, Inc. (CFCCT) in 1998. CardRatings.com has been educating consumers about credit cards since its founding and has been featured by hundreds of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The New York Times & The Today Show.
Sammy Rabbit's Arkansas Tour Schedule-
Mon., May 4th, 2009-
8:15 am Wilson Elementary 4015 Stannus Road, Little Rock 9:30 am Jefferson Elementary 2600 N. McKinley, Little Rock 1:00 pm Franklin Elementary 1707 S. Harrison, Little Rock
3:15 pm McDermott Elementary 1200 Reservoir Road. Little Rock
Tues., May 5th, 2009-
8:15 am MLK Magnet School 905 MLK Drive, Little Rock 9:30 am Baker Elementary 15001 Kanis Road, Little Rock 1:00 pm Murrel Taylor Elementary 1401 Murrell Taylor, Jacksonville
3:15 pm Carver Elementary 2100 E. 6th, Little Rock
Wed., May 6th, 2009
9:00 am St. Bernard's Auditorium 505 East Washington,Jonesboro 11:00 am Paragould Elementary 900 W Emerson St,.Paragould 1:30 pm Rector Elementary, 100 W. 5th St, Rector
Thurs., May 7th, 2009-
8:15 am Carlisle Elementary 707 East 5th, Carlisle 10:30 am Hazen Elementary 477 N. Hazen Ave., Hazen 1:00 pm Desarc Elementary 2100 Hickory, Desarc
3:15 pm Brinkley 400 West Lynn Street, Brinkley
Fri., May 8th-2009-
8:15 am Clarendon Elementary 1117 Eason, Clarendon 10:00 am Park Elementary 2501 South Main, Stuttgart 1:00 pm Lonoke Elementary 900 West Palm St., Lonoke
3:15 pm DREAM, 4424 Highway 161, North Little Rock