Missouri’s United Bank of Union Helps Promote Financial Literacy

United Bank of Union has made a conscious effort to help increase financial literacy among members of the Union, Missouri and surrounding communities during the 2013-2014 school year. 

Seventeen of the bank’s staff participated in financial education efforts this past year going into 68 classrooms in Beaufort School, Central Elementary School in Union, Clark Vitt in Union, Union High School, Sullivan High School, Sullivan Middle School, St. Clair High School and East Central College. Bank staff members began attending classrooms from October 2013 – June 2014.

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In all, United Bank of Union employees delivered lessons to more than 1,900 students, grades kindergarten through 12th grade, and also gave a financial presentation to 24 East Central College “Intro to Business” students, and about 10 people during the Boy Scout visit to the bank in April. 

United Bank of Union also sponsors the EverFi web based financial education software program for Union High School. This program parallels the required state of Missouri personal finance course curriculum for high school students. There were 96 students that successfully completed and were certified through the program this year.

Throughout the month of August, we’ll be posting regular posts highlighting financial literacy information, including community banks who are active in their local communities’ financial literacy programs.

Have a story to share? Reach out to either Audrey Wright-Cipriano at audrey.cipriano@icba.org or Jessica Wallace at jessica.wallace@icba.org. 

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