State Treasurer Curtis Loftis isn't happy just to keep the state's finances in line. Overseeing the state's finances and running businesses has made him a believer in the importance of financial literacy.
He's hitting the road this week to schools around the state to talk about this issue with school children, which is part of an ongoing partnership between Treasurer’s Office and Visa to distribute free financial literacy computer software to public, private and charter elementary schools.
Loftis is looking forward to the speaking tour:
It is my pleasure to meet with our future leaders to speak about the importance of knowing how to save and manage money. Counting pennies can lead to counting hundreds or even millions of dollars and I hope to inspire some elementary students who could become CEO’s or perhaps a State Treasurer.
Loftis will be making the following stops to award six schools with complimentary computer tablets loaded with the financial literacy software:
Wednesday May 11:
Charleston - 9am Caper’s Prep Christian Academy 1941 Bees Ferry Road
Myrtle Beach - 2pm Ocean Bay Elementary – 950 International Drive
Thursday May 12:
West Columbia - 8am Grace Christian School - 416 Denham Avenue
Rock Hill - 11am May 12 Westminster Catawba Christian School 1310 India Hook Road
Greenville - 2pm Legacy Charter School 901 Anderson Road
Friday May 13:
West Columbia - 8:30am Congaree Wood Early Childhood Center 739 Pine Ridge Drive