ICBA Financial Literacy Resources for Community Banks
The Independent Community Bankers of America® is pleased to promote the following financial education programs that can help community banks educate consumers and small business owners about how to improve their money management skills. View Brochure: Financial Resources & Tools for ICBA Members
Through the Banking On Kids program, community banks can partner with local elementary and middle schools to create student-run banks that operate within the schools. The program is designed to help teach elementary and/or middle school students (and their parents) to become better money managers.
FDIC’s MoneySmart program is a complimentary education program designed to bring more consumers into traditional banking relationships. The instructor-led training modules are geared to young adults, adults and small business owners. They are designed to be delivered to consumers and small business owners by financial institutions and other community stakeholders.
The Jump$tart Coalition is a diverse group of financial education stakeholders whose organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation’s youth for financial success. Jump$tart’s online Clearing House is the nation’s most comprehensive collection of financial education resources suitable for students in pre-kindergarten through college.
Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. Community banks can access free educational resources including comic books, games, personal finance articles and lesson plans. Practical Money Skills for Life also works with national and state governments to co-sponsor community based events.
FederalReserveEducation.org offers a number of resources designed for the classroom and consumers. The website offers PowerPoint presentations on topics such as investing and saving in both English and Spanish that can be downloaded and used for financial literacy efforts. Bankers can also look up their Federal Reserve District for programs and resources that are unique to their regions.
Mymoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. The site has a breadth of information that covers topics from first-time home ownership to balancing a checkbook to retirement planning. From videos, to spreadsheets, to budgeting calculators, to peer-reviewed research papers, the site lists important information from more than 20 federal agencies and bureaus.