Financial Education Month

Image – Northeast High School

Northeast High School students Devon Russell, (back left) and Ceirra Pipher and Northeast third-graders Katelynn O'Connor (front left) and Samantha Burnett show some of the money leaves they made during an activity on how to save money. Devon and Cierra recently visited the Northeast third grade classes to teach students about the importance of saving. Both are 11th grade students who participate in the First Citizens Community Bank Student Ambassadors for Financial Education (SAFE) program. The bank also sponsors the First Citizens Financial Scholars/EverFi program in the high school, which Northeast is using in consumer education classes to teach students financial literacy including paying for higher education, saving and budgeting and the importance of good credit.


Image – Liberty High School

Liberty High School student Ryan Turner recently helped teach the importance of financial literacy in his high school. Ryan, an 11th grade student, participates in the First Citizens Community Bank Student Ambassador for Financial Education (SAFE) Program. As an ambassador, Ryan developed Financial Jeopardy as one of his projects to help support the First Citizens Financial Scholars Program. This online learning program provided by First Citizens is currently being used in several classes by Liberty High School students. Pictured are Ryan (far left, front row) and the students who competed in the Financial Jeopardy game. Also in the picture is Ryan's SAFE mentor, First Citizens employee, Kim Holdren (second row, far right). Contact First Citizens Community Bank for more information on Financial Literacy Education programs.


Image – Mansfield High School

Mansfield High School senior Maggie Farrer recently attended the Mansfield Kiwanis group breakfast meeting to talk about the First Citizens Community Bank Student Ambassador for Financial Education (SAFE) program. Maggie talked about her role as an ambassador, including projects and activities she has done as part of the program. Maggie also stressed the importance of supporting financial literacy education in our schools and communities. First Citizens Community Bank also sponsors the First Citizens Financial Scholars program in the high school, which Mansfield is using in several classes to teach students important topics such as paying for higher education, saving and budgeting, investments and the importance of good credit. Shown from left to right is Kiwanis member Rudy van der Hiel, Carol Burd from First Citizens Community Bank, Maggie Farrer and Mansfield Kiwanis President, Nancy Nauman.