Students entering grades 1 through 8, through out Eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, are eligible to participate in the Reading Makes Cents program. (Relatives of Rockland Trust employees are eligible to participate.)
Students are encouraged to read books as part of the program which runs from June 22, 2015 through August 31, 2015.
All books read should be recorded in the student s Reading Makes Cents Summer Reading Journal, either by the student or the parent/guardian. The student should either write a short journal entry or draw a picture about the plot, characters or story line of each book. The parent/guardian should endorse that the student read each book by signing the reading journal entry in the spot provided.
Once the student reads 4 books and makes the corresponding journal entries during the 2015 program timeframe, Rockland Trust will open an 18/65 savings account in adult name and award 2.50 for each book read. The student must read at least 4 books to qualify for the initial $10 account opening deposit.
To open the account and qualify for the $10 reward deposit, the student must go to a local Rockland Trust branch accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and complete a Reading Makes Cents enrollment form and all necessary account opening paperwork associated with account opening. The parent or guardian will need to be a co-owner of the student's savings account. Reading Makes Cents Summer Reading Journal with the Rockland Trust colleague opening the account to receive the $10 opening bonus.
For every book that the student reads between June 22, 2015 and August 31, 2015 he/she will receive a $2.50 deposit into the Rockland Trust savings account, up to 10 books or $25. After the initial 4 book threshold, students may bring in their journal and request a deposit in any increment. All deposit requests must be made at the branch location where the student enrolled in the program. The program ends August 31. Accounts may be opened and/or credited until SEPTEMBER 13, 2015.
Program, rules and eligibility subject to change at any time.