The banking program at Clinton Elementary School in partnership with a Clinton non-profit and local bank is still going strong.
That's the message from Connie Unruh, Financial Literacy Coordinator at First National Bank in Clinton. She indicates they continue to offer the "bank" to students once a week at CES. It's part of a curriculum that starts as early as kindergarten.
Unruh says it's still not too late to be a part of the banking program at Clinton Elementary School. She indicates the students can deposit on Wednesday mornings.
According to Unruh, once the school year wraps up or a student was to leave mid-year, the money in each child's account is credited to First National Bank in Clinton. She says it is an easy process to close the account and take the deposited money.
The unique part about the banking program at the school is that students help run it in conjunction with volunteers from the Clinton Community Education Foundation and First National Bank.
Unruh hopes to teach kids that having a bank account is instrumental in other aspects of their financial health when they get older, and that is part of the curriculum as students move on to junior high and high school.