Bank volunteers teach financial lessons to children across the state of Georgia
(SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)— Great Oaks Bank celebrated Teach Children to Save during the week of April 24-28 through local outreach to schools located near the bank’s six offices. Great Oaks bankers taught savings education in 9 schools across Georgia, reaching 670 elementary children. Students in Bleckley, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, and Chatham counties learned the difference between needs and wants, the importance of saving, and responsible places to keep their money.
“Familiarizing students with financial education fundamentals at an early age can help put them on a path toward becoming smart money-managing adults,” said Jon Seagraves, Chief Banking Officer. “Teach Children to Save is a great opportunity for us to share our passion for financial education and improve our local communities.”
The ABA Foundation provides financial education initiatives and resources that help bankers make their communities better. The association’s signature initiatives, Teach Children to Save, Get Smart About Credit, Lights, Camera, Save! and Safe Banking for Seniors bring bankers and students of all ages together to enhance financial education. Established by the American Bankers Association Foundation in 1997, Teach Children to Save and the Foundation’s other financial education initiatives have helped reached 11.6 million young people through the commitment of more than 275,000 banker volunteers.
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Like the great oaks that grace our landscape, Great Oaks Bank has deep roots in the communities we serve. We provide warm, friendly, responsive customer service, banking products designed to meet the needs of small businesses and families, and true relationship banking supported by best-in-class technology. Great Oaks Bank has $325 million in total assets with six office locations. Call or stop by one of our convenient offices in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Eastman, Cochran, or Rhine, or visit us at www.GreatOaks.Bank to discover what authentic community banking is all about.
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