| October 16, 2012


Local kids on their way to moneyisland

Exciting online world from First American Bank teaches kids financial literacy.

 Chicago, IL – First American Bank announces the availability of MoneyIsland™, an educational and entertaining online world that helps kids ages 8 to 14 make financial decisions in three key areas: Saving & Spending, Earning & Investing and Using Credit Wisely. Kids go on adventurous quests to exotic destinations, while becoming financial gurus along the way.  Meanwhile, parents and teachers have access to an administrator tool where they can track progress and assist in the learning experience.

 MoneyIsland is a virtual world for kids that not only makes learning fun, but also tracks and encourages the development of their financial skills. As they journey to fantastic destinations like the Eiffel Tower and Atlantis, they learn real-life principles of monetary responsibility.  For added encouragement, rewards are built into the game and include a free MoneyIsland t-shirt to help youngsters stay motivated.

 The MoneyIsland curriculum has already been successfully piloted by public schools in Iowa and Texas.  There are lesson plans for every level of the learning experience, along with ongoing educational resources for teachers and parents. Created by master teachers to align with national standards, these lesson plans employ a hands-on approach that works in tandem with the online experience.  In fact, the lesson plans are aligned with the national standards published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

 “We are tremendously excited to have the ability to share MoneyIsland with the Chicagoland area,” says Spaan. “We are fortunate to be able to make a difference in the financial education of our youth.”

 For more information about MoneyIsland, visit First American Bank’s website at


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