The Ohi Download Logo 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 News Facts has taken its toll on Americans’ personal finances. Many Ohioa personal fin In a 2008 VISA survey, 85 percent of parents said they talk to their child regularly economic cr about money management.* Teaching kid early in life Accounting for Kids Day, now in its ninth year, takes the concept of saving to a higher savvy cons leaders. level, teaching 4th through 6th graders skills that will help them grow into smart Accounting consumers and future business leaders. students tha be fun and r The centerpiece of the program is a high stakes investment game in which CPAs Hundreds of lead students in buying, selling and tracking their stock’s progress over a simulated partner on N 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 Resource Li This teaches them the benefits of investing and how to manage financial risk. Accounting F The Ohio So “Accounting for Kids Day is a hands-on learning experience that teaches kids The Ohio CP 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 Accounting, Day, investin In another study by Capital One, 50 percent of teens expressed an interest in managemen 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. ### Short URL: http://pitch.pe/32455 Video Embed Code <object style="height: 344px; width: 425px"><param name="movie" 5 value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OW8438NdyY"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OW8438NdyY" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" heig wmode="transparent"ht="344"></object> 6 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 Societyâ€™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/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=155865&trk=anet_ug_hm Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=36960329651 Twitter: http://twitter.com/oscpa Press Contact Amy Johnson Office: 614.764.2727, ext. 341 Cell: 614.975.2225 Email: email@example.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/alillyjohnson Interview Request Amy Johnson © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.