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CPAs across Ohio teach elementary students the benefits of investing and saving on Accounting for Kids® Day

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                CPAs across Ohio teach elementary students the benefits of inv
                saving on Accounting for Kids® Day


                11.05.2009 – (COLUMBUS) On Nov. 12, CPAs and volunteers across Ohio will head
                into more than 400 elementary classrooms to introduce students to real world              Twitter Pitc
                investing and savings principles on Accounting for Kids® Day.                             Thousands of
                                                                                                          Kids volunteer

                It’s a lesson that’s become more important during the last year as the recession
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                about money management.*                                                                    Teaching kid
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                level, teaching 4th through 6th graders skills that will help them grow into smart
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                The centerpiece of the program is a high stakes investment game in which CPAs
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                10-year period. As in real life, they experience the ups and downs of the market and        Accounting
                learn how dividends can change with the roll of the dice.                                   schools acr


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                This teaches them the benefits of investing and how to manage financial risk.
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                “Accounting for Kids Day is a hands-on learning experience that teaches kids
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                important financial basics,” said Peter Margaritis, CPA, Chair-elect of OSCPA’s
                Executive Board and Accounting for Kids volunteer. "The kids get really excited           Tags
                watching their investments grow.”                                                         The Ohio So
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                In another study by Capital One, 50 percent of teens expressed an interest in
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                learning about managing money, while 76 percent wanted to know the basics of
                finance to help them make better financial decisions later in life.**


                Accounting for Kids Day was founded in Cincinnati nine years ago by Crystal
                Faulkner, CPA, of Cooney Faulkner & Stevens, LLC. Each year Faulkner and
                volunteers present the program throughout Cincinnati public schools. The Ohio
                Society of CPAs presents the program statewide.


                It is funded by The Ohio CPA Foundation, the charitable affiliate of The Ohio Society
                of CPAs.


                Visit The Ohio Society’s online newsroom to see the full Accounting for Kids Day
                Media Kit or find a participating school in your area.


                The The Ohio CPA Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) organization that funds programs to
educate Ohioans on how to better manage their finances. It also supports initiatives
that introduce students to CPA career opportunities.


The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents more than 23,000 CPAs
in business, education, government and public accounting. The Ohio Society’s
members not only meet statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs, but also
embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. This is
achieved through ongoing professional education, comprehensive quality review
and compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct.


*2008 VIA survey, “Most Parents Talk to Their Kids About Using Money Wisely”.
**2008 Capital One annual back-to-school survey.


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About The Ohio Society of CPAs
The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents more than 23,000 CPAs
in business, education, government and public accounting. The Ohio Society’s 
members not only meet statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs, but also
embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. This is
achieved through ongoing professional education, comprehensive quality review
and compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct.


Contacting The Ohio Society of CPAs
The Ohio Society of CPAs
535 Metro Place South
Dublin, OH 43017
614.764.2727
Website: http://www.ohioscpa.com/
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/oscpa

Press Contact
Amy Johnson
Office: 614.764.2727, ext. 341
Cell: 614.975.2225
Email: ajohnson@ohio-cpa.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/alillyjohnson

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