PlainsCapital Bank Teaches Personal Financial Literacy Curriculum
PlainsCapital Bank partnered with Buckner Children and Family Services in Peñitas to implement a financial literacy education program for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Employees from PlainsCapital Bank volunteered their time once a week throughout the month of April to teach fun and interactive financial literacy lessons to students in the after school program.
PlainsCapital Bank partnered with Texas Council on Economic Education to develop a targeted personal financial literacy curriculum for middle school students. The program, funded by PlainsCapital Bank, covers topics such as saving, budgeting, credit, taxes, loans, interest and making sound financial decisions that will prepare students for college, careers and beyond.
“PlainsCapital Bank is committed to improving financial literacy in our communities and this program is an excellent way for middle school students to explore topics like saving, budgeting and the importance of making sound financial decisions for their future,” said PlainsCapital Bank President and CEO Jerry Schaffner. “This curriculum provides hands-on activities with real-world relevance to engage students and provide a fun and interactive learning experience.”
The new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards will require kindergarten through eighth-grade classes to incorporate personal financial literacy into their curriculum. Middle school teachers can fulfill Texas Education Agency’s personal financial literacy requirement in their own classroom by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the curriculum free-of-charge.
About PlainsCapital Bank
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, the fifth largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share1, operates 80 Texas branches and has more than 650 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is part of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Find more information atPlainsCapital.com.
Source: 12013 Summary of Deposits survey by the FDIC adjusted for any bank acquisitions