CORTLAND, NY (May 25, 2017) – A group of eighth graders at OCM BOCES learned a new skill with NBT Bank’s Strive® Financial Literacy program.
On May 24, NBT Bank Branch Managers Tony Dannibale and Carrie Knight led the students in a discussion on teen choices and the financial outcome of the choices they make. As part of the discussion, students were introduced to a new opportunity and were asked to determine whether they had enough money left to participate in the unexpected opportunity based upon their previous choices.
“These are scenarios that these kids are either already facing on a regular basis or will be facing soon,” said Dannibale. “Our partnership with OCM BOCES to offer this program is great because the students are already thinking about alternative paths and the necessary skills for adulthood. We are helping them develop strong financial habits and pay more attention to their money during their teenage years and as adults.”
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 March 31, 2017, 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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