On November 20, 2015, more than 400 volunteers from The PrivateBank visited schools in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis to teach important lessons in financial literacy as part of its fourth-annual All-Team Volunteer Day.
A key part of The PrivateBank mission is to help build strong communities. Recognizing the important role good financial skills play in helping individuals and families succeed, The PrivateBank is committed to improving financial literacy in all the communities it serves.
“The PrivateBank focuses its annual volunteer event on bringing easy-to-understand financial literacy lessons to the classroom,” said Larry D. Richman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The PrivateBank. “We want to help these students learn smart money habits while they are young so they can make good financial decisions as adults. The work we do in the classrooms is a complement to the programs we provide to adults, such as knowing the meaning of your credit score and first-time homebuyer education.”
In Chicago, The PrivateBank partnered with the Big Shoulders Fund for the fourth year in a row to bring the Money Savvy Generation program to students. Volunteers taught the financial education curriculum to students in 19 inner-city schools. Similar events also took place in Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis. In all, over 400 PrivateBank volunteers visited 23 schools and taught basic financial concepts to nearly 4,000 students from Pre-K – 8th grade.
Congratulations The PrivateBank!