Each week volunteers from Fifth Third Bank come, work with groups of four or five students and cover various topics:
- Where money comes from and the role education plays in future earnings
- What a budget is, what interest is, and the importance of saving
- Basic banking transactions and the various jobs at a bank
- Credit versus debit cards
- Investments and the risks of investing
- What it takes to start a business
Clarence Farrington teacher Jessica Beyerlein lets her students come back to class during lunch or recess to work on their presentations on class computers or practice their presentations with her. Many students jump at that chance.
Students are clearly excited to take part. Belsy E. picked Starbucks as her stock. “They have hot coffee for the winter, and iced coffee for summer,” she explained. She wants to learn more about “how stocks get higher and lower” and how the stock market works.
Clarington Farrington’s partnership with Fifth Third Bank’s Young Bankers Club is an exciting opportunity to connect academic standards to the realities of college, career and moneythe students will soon face. Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to be a part of it and happy to see both the program and our students thrive.