ONEIDA, NY (April 12, 2017) – McAllister Elementary School has partnered with NBT Bank’s Strive® Financial Literacy program to bring financial education to their students. NBT Bank of Sherrill Branch Manager Nicole Smith met with third graders on Tuesday, April 11 to teach them how to track and meet savings goals.
“We talk to these younger students by telling them stories that they will understand, and that really resonates with them,” said Smith. “When we tell them about two twin brothers, and how one makes good financial decisions and the other makes frivolous decisions, then the children want to be like the brother who ended up reaching his savings goal. This sets them on the right path to start making good financial decisions every day, as well as into their teenage years and adulthood.”
Strive 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 Bank’s Strive program works with local teachers to help today’s youth grow into financially responsible, independent adults. Since launching the program in 2012, the bank has conducted more than 1,000 presentations to school districts and community groups.
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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