Learning the basics of financial responsibility is the key to building future wealth and realizing your life’s dreams.
That’s why youth financial literacy is so important to NuMark Credit Union. In a cooperative effort with Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, NuMark Credit Union offers their award-winning Bank at School program.
Students have the opportunity to open their own savings account and make deposits during special banking days at their school. The banking days are overseen by NuMark Credit Union staff but the transactions are processed by student tellers. At the beginning of the year these tellers are chosen by the school and receive their teller training onsite at NuMark Credit Union. The student tellers learn basic money handling techniques and learn how a credit union operates.
Students who make deposits into their accounts on banking days get a chance to pick out a special prize. Special incentives are offered to classrooms that save the most. Prizes have included a class bowling trip, ice skating party, pizza parties, and more. Each year the student tellers help pick the class incentives.
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Bank at School Partners
- Forest Park I.E. School, Joliet, IL Kindergarten – 5th Grade
- Rockdale Elementary School, Joliet, IL 1st – 8th Grade
- Wharton Fifth Grade Center, Summit, IL 5th Grade
What our School Partners say…
“Rockdale School is very appreciative to NuMark Credit Union for their Bank at School program,” says Principal Tammy Hafner. “Our seventh grade tellers are learning important job skills and gaining experiences that will help them in their future employment. All students are learning the importance and rewards of saving money!”
“Wharton School is pleased to have a partnership with NuMark Credit Union,” says Principal Carol Brackins. “The students are able to have their own banking accounts to deposit money in every 2 weeks. It’s a great experience working with NuMark and look forward to continuing this partnership.”
Bank at School Recognition
The Credit Union National Association recognizes excellence in promoting Youth Financial Literacy with the Annual Desjardins Award. NuMark Credit Union is a multiple year award winner receiving statewide recognition: First Place in 2003, 2006 – 2009 and Honorable Mention 2005, 2010 and 2012. NuMark Credit Union received national recognition in 2007.
For more information call 815-729-3211 or contact us.
All of your accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government by the National Credit Union Administration, so your money is safe and sound.