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Get Smart About Credit

This industry-wide movement to expand the reach of financial education gives bankers free tools to equip young people with identity theft prevention skills, the chance to explore banking careers and more—both in and out of the classroom.

What you’ll need to register:

  • The communities you expect to reach (participating city/state)
  • Number of people you intend to reach (estimates are welcome)
  • Number of staff volunteers (estimates are welcome)

Once you’re registered:

You’ll get a confirmation email with access to program materials, and all the information you’ll need to educate teens and young adults about finances.

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Bankers: Register  Update Participation

Consumers: Request a "Get Smart About Credit" Presentation

Youth Engagement Year-Round

We know that outreach is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Whether your outreach happens in person, virtually, on social media or beyond, there’s room for everyone to get involved—and get noticed. The list of participants in this campaign is shared with state bank associations, policymakers and consumers. 

Join banks from across the country in registering your engagement efforts, both new and ongoing, to inspire the next generation to make sound financial decisions and explore the industry.

View list of Participating Banks

How it Works

  • If you are imparting personal finance wisdom and banking career awareness to teens and young adults, you are already participating in Get Smart About Credit and just need to sign up!
  • Let us know how many people you reached and the number of employees involved in your efforts. Haven’t started yet? Tell us your goals for the year—we look forward to learning what works for your community. 
  • Any resource you would like to use to educate the next generation is perfect for getting involved with Get Smart About Credit. Need a fresh idea? We have you covered with digital resources, social media tools and more, all in a free, online Communications Toolkit.
  • It is up to you and your bank to determine how you would like to measure the number of people your Get Smart About Credit efforts have reached—all you have to do is let us know.

Any banker that is passionate about this work is welcome, and encouraged, to participate. 

Learn More Through Free Webinars

2021 Get Smart About Credit: Reimagined 

Outreach to teens and young adults is not a one-size-fits-all-endeavor, that’s why Get Smart About Credit is now more immersive and flexible than ever. Learn about free, reimagined resources available to raise personal finance awareness to teens and young adults.

Watch the Recording

View additional recordings on the Financial Education Training Webinar Portal.

Starting a Financial Education Program

Try some of these practical ideas, collected by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation, to help you meet the special challenges of educating young consumers.

View the Guide

Participate Now

Join us for the next Get Smart About Credit Day the third Thursday in October!