Tioga State Bank: Empowering Students, Opening at Spencer Van-Etten High School

February 2, 2024
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  • Tioga State Bank has opened a student-run bank at Spencer Van-Etten High School.
  • Two high school students work as tellers at the bank, learning financial literacy through the partnership opportunity.

Two high school students at Spencer Van-Etten High School are gaining hands-on experience in financial literacy through a unique partnership with Tioga State Bank. The bank recently opened a student-run branch at the high school, where the two students work as tellers. They have been taught the ins and outs of banking and are capable of handling various transactions such as cashing checks, making withdrawals, and providing coin exchanges.

Student teller Jacqueline Brown emphasized the importance of financial literacy for today’s teenagers, stating that it is crucial for them to understand how banking works in order to navigate aspects of life such as securing loans for a car or college education. According to Brown, building credit and understanding how to manage it through banking is essential for future success.

The student-run bank is available to all students, faculty, and staff at Spencer Van-Etten High School. It operates on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. The initiative aims to provide practical financial education to students and equip them with valuable skills for their future financial well-being.

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