Financial Education in Bennett

Thriving Communities Foster Financial Literacy:
Bennett Branch Hosts Strasburg Elementary Second Graders

High Plains Bank is committed to empowering our customers, from our oldest to the youngest, to gain the skill set for a healthy financial life. From HPBU Financial Center, to in-person financial education courses, to our knowledgeable staff, we are committed to our customers’ and communities’ financial well-being. Building a strong financial foundation can never start too early, as the second graders at Strasburg Elementary recently learned.

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Financial Foundations

On May 10th, Casey Clearwater, High Plains Bank Bennett Branch Manager, Quinton Kopang, Loan Processor, and Robin Romero, Account Specialist, led a “Saving with Mandy and Randy” class,  which teaches second graders practical financial skills, habits, and values to introduce them to saving and handling money responsibly. The students were filled with a ton of questions, so many that the Bennett team decided that the obvious next step was to invite the students to visit the bank.

Yearning to Learn

"We had the honor of hosting Strasburg Elementary second graders this year." shared Robin Romero. "It was so much fun being able to give them a tour of the bank and put on a skit about the lifecycle of a check. Being able to view our careers from the eyes of seven and eight- year-olds brings some fun and levity into our days." 

"It was so good to see the kids excited and eager to learn about banking with High Plains Bank," said Quinton. "The kids were well behaved and asked a lot of great questions."

Bennett financial ed
Bennett financial ed

Future Community Leaders

Clearwater agreed. “We enjoyed hosting close to 80 students, teaching the students about the day-to-day tasks of banking, and learning from and interacting with our community’s youth. We can’t wait to see what these brilliant young minds will accomplish in our community in the future!” 

Financial Education for Every Age

HPBU Financial Education Center offers online financial education courses for all ages, including classes such as “teaching kids to budget.” All HPBU Financial Education Center courses are available for customers and non-customers alike and at no charge. All HPBU courses are available in Spanish by going to any class and clicking on "Language" in the lower left hand corner.

Todos los cursos de HPBU están disponibles en Español yendo a cualquier clase y haciendo clic en 'Idioma' en la esquina inferior izquierda.

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