WHAT WE DO:
The It's a Habit! Company, Inc. (IAHC) is a global leader in live, interactive financial education programming having delivered over 500 author and character presentations to more than 250,000 students in 7 countries and 35 states since 2001. It has earned an international reputation and garnered numerous awards for developing and delivering dynamic programs and products that integrate lessons on money, reading, and writing that feature its main children storybook character –Sammy Rabbit! The company holds the distinction of owning the world’s largest library of interactive financial education audio content. The IAHC/Sammy motto is: CHANGING CHILDREN AND FAMILY LIVES ONE HABIT AND DIME AT A TIME!
WHAT WE OFFER:
A 10 Year Record of Demonstrated and Tested Performance with Measured Positive Outcomes
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension “Parents and Teachers as Wealth Coaches” Project featuring Sammy Rabbit products and programs observed gains in financial literacy in students knowledge of saving as well as several other categories. National awards, honors and merits include: Children Book of the Year, Induction onto the LMU Entrepreneurs Wall of Honor, California Jumpstart Coalition Leadership Award, Multiple National Book Festival Appearances, Richard Myles Johnson Foundation Beacon nominee, Selected Member FDIC Alliance for Economic Inclusion and a featured product in other educators, organizations, and trainers winning the NEAFCS Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award, two Virginia State Desjardins, and an FCCLA National Gold Medal.
Multiple Intelligence Products that Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles
Products include: children story and activity books (perfect Pre-K through 4; beginning readers of all ages; and English language learners), audio CDs, music, coloring books, stickers, vocabulary booklet, lesson plans developed by teachers that correlate with standards for reading, writing, math, etc., parent training guides, train-the-trainer training guides, articles, newsletters, and other promotional products.
Dynamic Programming and Services
Programming and Services include: live author and character appearances, performances, book signings, etc. that are great for school assemblies, malls, trade fairs, community events, workshops, meetings, dinners, family read nights, after school programs, family and book festivals. The company also offers “train the trainer” and “parent” workshops demonstrating how to infuse energy and enthusiasm into financial education lessons.
Sammy “the get in the habit rabbit!”
Sammy is a lovable, huggable, multi-media, trans-generation financial education and good habit messaging machine that kids and adults read, sing, dance and learn with.
WHAT WE NEED:
We seek sponsors and partners who share similar values, passion, and drive for empowering and transforming families and delivering financial education that is memorable, meaningful, and integrates lessons on reading, writing, math, and character.
Sammy’s Secret, Dream, and Discovery Audio CD: Two disc, 29 track CD that includes 3 fully produced audio stories with character voices; 19 original songs; 3 discovery games; and 4 exclusive author interviews
The Language of Saving! Vocabulary, Alphabet, and Spelling Activity Book: 32 page activity book introduces and defines 34 key saving and money words
SPANISH Language Coloring Book–¡Ahorrar es una Buena Costumbre! (Saving is a Great Habit!): 16 pages of coloring and explanations on how saving pays off.
Sam X Renick, Founder, IAHC
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy