Financial Education

Comprehensive Financial Education Programming

Monroe Bank & Trust recognizes the need to reach members of our community with a formalized, systematic, far-reaching approach to the financial literacy challenge. Monroe Bank & Trust offers a comprehensive suite of literacy programs designed to meet the needs of our community from early education through adulthood. (Programming available for all ages.)

 

School Banking – This in-school student banking program focuses on saving and money management exercises specifically for those in 4th through 6th grades. Vault electronic learning provides expanded curriculum, as well as the hands-on banking interactions students complete with their peers.

High School Financial Education–Using Ever-Fi technology, this interactive, web-based curriculum for high school students teaches financial principles while students complete modules on specific topics. A gaming component is included to feature real world scenarios and goal setting.

Adult Workshops – Our adult program where teachers instruct 60 minute classes on five subject matters including household budgeting, credit reports, checking accounts, first time home buying and fraud.

GreenPath Financial Wellness – A partnership between Monroe Bank & Trust and GreenPath where individualized financial counseling, education and debt management is promoted.

Monroe County Learning Bank Network – The corporate/community collaboration featuring GED certification and financial education provided in a former Monroe Bank & Trust branch.

Green Apple Awards

Monroe Bank & Trust created the Green Apple Award for Financial Literacy to recognize the exemplary efforts of Monroe Bank & Trust employees and members of the community in delivering critical financial education. Each year, Monroe Bank & Trust will present the Green Apple Award to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional innovation, dedication and commitment to the field of financial education.

For more information on how you can participate, please contact Jennifer Tucker, AVP – Financial Education and Marketing Outreach Officer at (734) 384-8269.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Financial Education Innovation Awards presented by NASDAQ & EverFi.
  • Michigan Bankers Association award for Financial Literacy, winning multiple years.
  • America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence.
  • Honorable Mention, American Bankers Association Community Commitment Awards in Financial Education Category. 
  • State of Michigan, Special Tribute for Monroe Bank & Trust Financial Education Programs from the Monroe Rotary Club “Service Above Self” Award.
  • The American Bankers Association National Community Service Award for its model Financial Education program.
  • ICBA National Community Bank Service Award for Financial Literacy