Helping Students Prosper Through Financial Literacy Classes

There’s nothing more fulfilling than helping students prosper and equipping them with financial literacy skills. In partnership with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), our team headed to John Marshall High School in Cleveland to host financial literacy classes for 11th and 12th graders. Y.O.U. is a non-profit workforce development organization that serves teens and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in economically distressed areas in northeast Ohio. The organization’s mission is to prepare these young individuals to become self-sufficient contributors to building northeast Ohio’s educated, skilled and inclusive workforce. “We are proud to work with the organization to help students learn about money management skills,” says Chalana Williams, SVP, chief community development officer. “We also talked about the different types of career paths in banking during the financial literacy classes.” Activities were a popular segment of the classes. Students were given worksheets with various budgets, jobs, and life experiences, and they had a chance to figure out their monthly budgets based on the information they were given. “The response we received from the students was great,” she says. “They asked great questions and they were very appreciative. We look forward to working with John Marshall High School again in the future!” Interested in learning more about our community outreach? Read about our past events! Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook(external)Instagram(external)LinkedIn(external) and YouTube(external) to see what we’re up to in the bank and in our communities.