NORWICH, NY. (April 22, 2013) – On Saturday, April 20, a team of NBT Bankers presented students participating in the Liberty Partnerships Program with information on financial literacy, credit management, budgeting and saving tips as well as the effects of different spending habits. Students in grades nine through twelve each took part in targeted lessons about the fundamentals of money management during the Empire Promise Summit held at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, N.Y.
“Making informed and thoughtful decisions about finances isn’t something that every teen knows how to process,” said NBT Bank of Schoharie Assistant Branch Manager LeeAnn Arnold. “We help students pay more attention to how money is wisely saved and spent as they enter college and career paths so they can grow into financially savvy adults.”
Arnold was supported by NBT Bank of Schoharie Teller Emily Herman; NBT Bank of Sharon Springs Branch Manager Michele Holliday; NBT Bank of Middleburgh Branch Manager Jamie Casterlin; and NBT Bank of Schoharie Assistant Branch Manager Heather Kosier.
Liberty Partnerships Programs offer comprehensive pre-collegiate/dropout prevention programs and services to youth in urban, rural and suburban communities of Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Mid-Hudson Valley, NYC and Long Island. The services provided are expected to raise the achievement levels of all student participants and significantly reduce achievement gaps.
NBT Bank actively provides resources to help parents, educators and employers support kids, teens and young adults in becoming financially savvy. NBT Bank’s Strive® financial education program provides in-classroom and online financial education to help today’s youth and young adults grow their money skills. It is a source for learning and inspiration to help them establish a positive relationship with money and navigate personal finance as their financial needs mature. To learn more, visit www.nbtbank.com/strive.
NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 161 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 121 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT’s Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and its Hampshire First Bank division operates from five locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $6.0 billion as of December 31, 2012, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the Internet at http://www.nbtbank.com and http://www.nbtbancorp.com.