JEFFERSON, NY (April 12, 2017) – Jefferson Central School District is the second local district in the area to partner with NBT Bank’s Strive® Financial Literacy program to bring financial education to their students. Stamford High School partnered with NBT Bank in March of this year.
NBT Bank of Hobart Customer Service Representative Marissa Hager met with seniors at Jefferson on Monday, April 10, to teach them real-life scenarios focused on banking technology and credit management.
Some of these students have already had, or will soon have, their first personal experiences with banking and credit as part of the car-buying process. And all of these students will be faced with many more scenarios involving the use of digital banking technologies and credit after graduation, when they enter college or the workforce.
In this week’s lessons from NBT Bank, the students learned how to identify and respond to problems that can be encountered when using automated and self-service financial options; and that managing their financial obligations well can not only help them earn a good credit score, but can actually save them money over time.
“High school seniors really need a good understanding of how to properly use digital banking technology, especially as they prepare to take on the cost of college and step into financial independence,” said Hager. “By helping students understand the impact of their financial decisions now, they develop strong financial habits as they transition to college and adulthood.”
NBT Bank’s Strive program provides in-classroom, in-branch and online financial education to help youth and young adults establish a positive relationship with money, grow their money skills and navigate personal finance as their financial needs mature.
NBT works with local teachers to help today’s youth grow into financially responsible, independent adults. Now in its fifth year, Strive has reached thousands of students across the bank’s six-state footprint.
NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth management services from locations in six states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp, are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp had assets of $8.9 billion as of December 31, 2016, and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT and Strive is available online at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbank.com/strive.
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