– On April 18, high school juniors participating in Leadership Lackawanna’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program at the Prudential office in Moosic took the next step to becoming adults and leaders as they learned about financial literacy.
Pennstar Bank’s East Mountain Office Branch Manager Tammy Jackson and Clark’s Green Office Branch Manager Gail Rees led the students through real-life scenarios focused on credit management, budgeting and saving tips and the effects of different spending habits. “High school students need to understand how to make informed and thoughtful decisions about finances, especially as they prepare to take on the cost of college and step into financial independence,” said Jackson. “We are trying to help students develop strong financial habits early so they better understand the impact of their financial decisions as they prepare to serve as leaders in their organizations and communities.”
This April, during financial literacy month, Pennstar Bank continues its year-long commitment to actively provides resources that help parents, educators and employers support kids, teens and young adults in becoming financially savvy.
The Bank’s Strive® financial education program provides in-classroom and online financial education to help today’s youth and young adults grow their money skills. It is a source for learning and inspiration to help them establish a positive relationship with money and navigate personal finance as their financial needs mature. To learn more, visit www.nbtbank.com/strive.
The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program, part of Leadership Lackawanna, develops the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors and provides real-word experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations and an enhanced understanding of northeastern Pennsylvania. Participants learn collaborative decision-making, explore different communication styles, foster teamwork and engage in problem solving techniques.
The challenges and opportunities of northeastern Pennsylvania are discussed as participants meet community leaders and other high school students. Pennstar Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The community bank, headquartered in Scranton has 35 offices in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties.
Pennstar Bank is a division of Norwich, N.Y.-based NBT Bank, which has 121 offices in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT Bank’s Hampshire First Bank division operates from five locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $6.0 billion as of December 31, 2012, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the Internet at www.pennstarbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com.
Leadership Lackawanna is northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier leadership and professional development organization. Its three programs - teen, core and executive leadership – enhance the skills and knowledge of emerging citizens and advanced professionals, enabling them to better serve in their organizations and communities. Established in 1982 under the guidance of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 1,400 community leaders.
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