Representatives from BBVA Compass and current and former professional basketball players from the NBA and WNBA visited Dallas ISD’s Bayles Elementary on Thursday, May 21, to highlight the importance of financial literacy.
BBVA Compass took its Future Builders program to the school, with the help of former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen, current Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, former Maverick Eduardo Najera and WNBA stars Ashley Robinson, Taj McWilliams Franklin and Keisha Brown. The company also donated 31 computer tablets and a charging cart to the school.
Volunteers from BBVA Compass visited classrooms to talk about the importance of being smart with money. Company officials there included CEO Manolo Sanchez and Dallas CEO Key Coker. Representing Dallas ISD were Assistant Superintendent Israel Cordero, Executive Director Jolee Healey and Trustee Dan Micciche. Erica Beltran, member of the Texas State Board of Education District 13, also attended.
See additional photos of the event here.