Our goal is to provide a worthwhile educational experience for students of all ages, from kindergarten to college. The purpose of our program is to help people learn about financial literacy and its application in daily life through a hands-on classroom setting.

The Dollar Bank Educational Banking Program is available at no cost and there are no obligations. The program sessions are presented by experienced bankers and members of Dollar Bank’s management teams.

Available Seminars

  • Managing a Checking Account: Learning the basics of banking
  • Pay Yourself First: Helping to make your financial goals number one
  • Using Credit Responsibly: Utilizing credit reports to know when to spend, how to increase your credit score and the advantages of having good credit
  • Budgeting: Creating a strategy for your personal finances that you can live with and manage easily
  • Preventing Identity Theft: Learning how to keep your identity safe

The presentations for each of these topics can be customized to fit the educational needs and timeframe for specific audiences.

Elementary Students

Students should be able to grasp the concept of money and how it’s used - by exchanging currency for a good or service. We discuss what a bank is and what its functions are, emphasize the importance of saving money and encourage the students to think of what they’d like to save their money for in the future. Facilitators will engage the student with MONEY Bingo, drawing and counting activities.

Middle/Junior High School Students

Should be able to utilize mathematical theories that they are currently studying to emphasize the key elements of banking. We illustrate the basic principles of interest and how money in a savings account can grow over time with regular contributions. The functions of checking accounts are introduced to students at this level, as well as the basics of borrowing money. We introduce hands-on activities to students, such as writing checks and keeping a bank register.

High School Students

Should have a thorough working knowledge of how to handle personal finances as they are preparing for college or the work force. At this level, the mechanics of a checking account and importance of a savings plan are heavily emphasized, as well as the most effective ways to manage money (including electronic resources such as online banking systems and debit cards.) Concepts of borrowing money, credit cards and building good credit are discussed in detail, helping students understand their financial responsibilities as a young adult.

College Students

Should have their own checking account and be trying to build a positive credit report. Knowing how to successfully manage checking accounts and develop savings and budgeting plans become extremely important. Students are made aware of what lenders look for in potential borrowers, how loans are amortized, how to build credit, how to avoid low credit scores and how to protect their identity. Alternate investments and savings products, such as 401(k) accounts, are also discussed with students.

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