In the Community
Delaware’s banks demonstrate their commitment to the First State by being good corporate citizens. They do this by investing in the community. Delaware’s banks not only provide monetary support through grants to civic organizations and charities, but bank employees back up those dollars by volunteering their time for those causes. In 2017 banks provided over $17 million to hundreds of non-profit groups and community agencies all across the State. And bank employees contributed over 198,000 hours in service to the community.
Through the Delaware Financial Education Alliance (DFEA) the Delaware Bankers Association conducts numerous financial literacy programs targeted to low- and moderate-income groups and individuals. These include:
Teach Children to Save Day
Each April over 200 banker volunteers teach an estimated 7,200 students in over 65 public, private, and parochial schools throughout Delaware. Over 90% of Delaware's bank participate in the Teach Children to Save Day event, the highest participation rate in the nation! The DFEA also creates unique children's books on the importance of saving specifically for the event.
Teach Children to Save Day is a part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association’s Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance coordinates the program in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE). The CEEE develops the lessons which meet Delaware’s state economic education standards. In addition to lesson development, CEEE also plays a vital role in preparing the lesson packets for each volunteer and classroom teacher, as well as matching the bankers to the schools.
For more information on Teach Children to Save Day and the DFEA's books visit our Teach Children to Save Day page.
Keys to Financial Success
Keys to Financial Success is a full-semester elective taught in 28 high schools throughout Delaware to over 4,500 students. The course was developed in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE), Delaware Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware. Keys to Financial Success introduces students to the fundamentals of sound money management skills and basic financial planning concepts including: Goals and Decision Making, Career Research, Money Management, Consumer Skills, and Risk Protection.
- Goals and Decision Making
- Career Research
- Money Management
- Consumer Skills
- Risk Protection.
The Delaware Bankers Association awards two annual Keys to Financial Success scholarships. All students enrolled in the Keys to Financial Success elective are eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay on the importance of financial literacy education. Interested students should ask their Keys classroom instructor for essay and scholarship details.
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