Our Afterschool kids wrapped another successful Christmas Bank project in December. For six weeks leading up to the holiday school break, students earned credits into individual “virtual” bank accounts for doing assigned chores and tasks each day. The purpose was to earn enough in their account to buy a Christmas present for their parents. Piggybacking on our monthly character education curriculum, the kids learned about work ethic, doing a good job, delayed gratification, personal financial management, and putting others before themselves. With the support of employees fromWells Fargo Private Banking Group, each child was able to celebrate their hard work by “buying” and wrapping slow cookers, recipe books, and meal ingredients for their parents.