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Bank at School

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

Laraway Elementary School, Joliet, IL 1 st – 8 th Grade

“Bank at School is a valuable asset to the children of Laraway School,” says Principal Sandy Carter. “The aspect of the program that I like most is the fact that it instills the value of saving money and being accountable for it. Given today’s economy, this program stresses the importance of saving your money. These are very important revelations for our students to understand.”

Rockdale Elementary School, Joliet, IL 1 st – 8 th Grade

“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. Our third through fifth grade students are learning the importance and rewards of saving money. We look forward to expanding the Bank at School program school-wide for the 2012-2013 school year!”

NuMark Credit Union also provides classroom training: What is Money, Power of Savings, Budgeting Basics, Managing Your Money, and Borrowing Money. Topics can be adapted to different age groups and class times.

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 and 2010. NuMark Credit Union received national recognition in 2007.

For more information call 815-729-3211 or send us an email.

Your savings is 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 Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

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Locations
Joliet
1654 Terry Drive, Route 6
P.O. Box 2729
Joliet, IL 60434-2729
Phone: (815) 729-3211
FAX: (815) 729-3228
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Crest Hill
2380 Caton Farm Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Phone: (815) 729-3211
FAX: (815) 729-0877
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Countryside
9809 W. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
Phone: (708) 429-8590
FAX: (708) 354-6290
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Countryside
8001 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 429-8590
FAX: (708) 429-9303
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