Santander Bank Teams up With Junior Achievement to Volunteer in Schools

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Santander Bank Teams up With Junior Achievement to Volunteer in Schools

Keith Linhart, Senior Vice President, Controller for Santander and Junior Achievement Northern New England Board Member and Greg Timmons, Director, Change Management, teach 5th graders at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Keith Linhart, Senior Vice President, Controller for Santander and Junior Achievement Northern New England Board Member and Greg Timmons, Director, Change Management, teach 5th graders at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

April was National Financial Literacy Month and Santander Bank teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) to volunteer in schools throughout the Bank’s Northeast footprint.

Nearly 70 Santander Bank colleagues taught the “JA in a Day” curriculum in local elementary schools throughout the month of April. Class topics ranged from basic economics and entrepreneurship to how to save and manage money. Classes were customized to students’ grade levels to ensure the information was easy to understand and useful to the kids in their daily lives.

Greg O’Donnell, Senior Vice President, Business Banking and Junior Achievement Southern Massachusetts Board Member, reads to students at the Gomes School in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Greg O’Donnell, Senior Vice President, Business Banking and Junior Achievement Southern Massachusetts Board Member, reads to students at the Gomes School in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

“It’s critical that our young people today are prepared to go on to college and enter the workforce with an understanding of how to manage money. At Santander, we have so many colleagues with financial aptitude and experience that can be of great value to local students as they plan their futures. We hope we gave students a good foundation that will help them make smart financial decisions going forward,” said Keith Linhart, Senior Vice President, Controller for Santander and Junior Achievement Northern New England Board Member.

Santander is committed to promoting financial literacy among young people and regularly volunteers throughout the Bank’s footprint teaching participants budgeting, saving, and money management skills, with the intent of promoting the development of good financial habits.

Congratulations Santander Bank!