First Volunteer Bank is participating in the American Bankers Association Foundation’s annual “Teach Children to Save” educational program for elementary students.
“Some young people know more about Julius Caesar and volcanoes than they do about budgeting and balancing a checkbook,” said Patti W. Steele, president and CEO of First Volunteer Bank. “So while schools prepare students for real world success, First Volunteer Bank will focus on helping young people develop skills for financial success.”
The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children’s experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons explore saving, budgeting, prioritizing and more.
“First Volunteer Bankers will reach 2,800+ elementary school children over the next couple of weeks in all nine Tennessee counties that we operate within,” Ms. Steele said.
First Volunteer was recently recognized by the ABA for their efforts with the high school education program, “Get Smart About Credit”. The Bank held the most presentations in all Tennessee banks in conjunction with the Get Smart About Credit education initiative held in the fall each year.
First Volunteer Bank is a $643 million financial institution with 22 branch offices throughout Eastern and Middle Tennessee. First Volunteer operates eight (8) branch offices in the Chattanooga and Marion County areas.