10/14/2016 - ABA Foundation



Headquartered in Washington D.C., the American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $11 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans. Learn more at aba.com.

Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, ABA’s Community Engagement Foundation (dba ABA Foundation), a 501(c)3 subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, has been helping banks improve their communities through financial education since 1925. ABA Foundation’s financial education programs engage banks of all sizes and charters, from large multinational and regional banks to single-branch community banks.
  • Get Smart About Credit Day: Celebrated annually, Get Smart About Credit Day will take place Oct. 20. This national campaign engages bankers and educators across the country to help teens and young adults learn how to use credit responsibly. Free lessons cover protecting your identity, knowing your score, paying for college and a new unit on “Managing Your Money” to help young people make an informed decision about creating and following a budget.

    Get Smart about Credit will hit social media again this year and we invite you to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. ET as the ABA Foundation will guest host Experian’s Twitter #CreditChat to discuss Credit 101. To participate, simply log into Twitter, use #CreditChat in all responses and #GetSmartAboutCredit when possible. The chat is a great way to share how students can Get Smart About Credit! Not on Twitter? You can also tune in for #CreditChat via YouTube Live.
  • Lights, Camera, Save!: This banker-driven national video competition encourages middle school and high school students age 13-18 to use the power of video to communicate to their peers the value of saving, using money wisely and paying for college. Lights, Camera, Save! videos provide unique financial “edutainment” infused with the vision and creativity of youth.
Help us find the next Lights, Camera, Save! finalists, with the top prize of $5,000 to the overall winner. We’re looking for creative, innovative concepts—teens’ imaginations are the only limit to coming up with unique savings scenarios! Winning videos will be posted on YouTube and viewed by people across the globe. This free contest is open to all students age 13-18 who submit a money savvy themed video by Dec. 1.
  • Get Smart About Credit Materials in Spanish: Did you know ‘ahorro’ means savings in Spanish? By popular demand ABA Foundation now offers all Get Smart About Credit presentations and resources in Spanish. These materials are available at no cost to bankers who register their participation in Get Smart About Credit. Visit aba.com/GetSmart to register your bank’s participation.
Jeni Pastier
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