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iAB employees teach at local high schools

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013

Employees with iAB Financial Bank recently volunteered their time in area classrooms during the American Bankers Association 11th annual “Get Smart About Credit” month. Get Smart About Credit educates America’s young adults by providing classroom presentations about financial literacy topics such as paying for college, protecting identity and knowing credit scores.

Educating over 750 local middle and high school students in Allen, Huntington and Wells counties, iAB employees taught the importance of using credit wisely and the impact of poor credit for future financial goals. Nine area schools received 24 individual classroom presentations from iAB Financial Bank volunteers who had previously received training from the ABA.

“Many young adults aren’t taught the proper way to handle their finances and credit at home, which can cause them to face economic challenges when they are older,” stated Joelle Schrader, training and development director at iAB. “Partnering with local schools and educators allows iAB the opportunity to reach out to students and help them start off with a good foundation of financial understanding.”