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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2017

ABA Media Contact: Blair Bernstein
(202) 663-5468
Email: bbernste@aba.com
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ABA Foundation Releases New Resources to Inspire Careers in Banking

The ‘Bankers and You’ lesson plans aim to build next generation of bankers

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Foundation released today its new “Bankers and You” teaching modules – resources designed to help bankers inspire young students to pursue careers in banking. The three modules target different grade levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) with age-appropriate lessons, including how banks help the community, what it takes to be a banker and potential careers in the banking industry. 

“America’s banks employ more than 2 million people with various backgrounds, skill sets and job functions,” said Corey Carlisle, ABA Foundation executive director. “These modules will introduce the next generation to the many ways banks support their communities and the breadth of career paths they offer.” 

The “Bankers and You” modules are sup
plements to the ABA Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program​. Teach Children to Save, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is a national campaign that encourages banker volunteers to visit schools or youth groups in their local communities and present savings lessons. Teach Children to Save Day will be celebrated on April 28, but bankers can hold their lessons throughout the year. 

In addition to using the modules as a part of Teach Children to Save, bankers can adapt them for events like Career Day or Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day. 

The ABA Foundation will host a free webinar on April 7 at 2 p.m. ET to introduce the new “Banker and You” lesson plans and explain how best to leverage them.  

Banks must register for Teach Children to Save to receive the “Bankers and You” modules. To register for Teach Children to Save and the upcoming ‘Bankers and You’ webinar, visit aba.com/Teach.

The Teach Children to Save program is generously supported by its national partners: Citi, Fiserv, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 8.9 million young people with the help of more than 225,000 banker volunteers.

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.

Through its leadership, partnerships, and national programs, ABA’s Community Engagement Foundation (dba ABA Foundation), a 501(c)3, helps bankers provide financial education to individuals at every age, elevate issues around affordable housing and community development, and achieve corporate social responsibility objectives to improve the well-being of their customers and their communities.

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