the majority of Texas public school students began their 2012-2013 school year
this week, the employees of Town and Country Bank - Stephenville are gearing up
once again to take financial literacy education into area schools via the
Junior Achievement program.
in all, about fifteen Town and Country Bank employees will have a presence in
area middle and high schools during the year ahead, in addition to speaking
opportunities for elementary schools and at Tarleton State University.
Junior Achievement - Fort Worth Chisholm Trail, Inc. will reach
approximately 400 high school and 250 junior high students this year.
Brown, Senior Vice President for the bank, is the program's champion. "There
was a time when people would turn to their banker for all kinds of financial
advice," Brown said, "but now people seem to steer clear. We're hoping
that being present in schools lets students, parents and teachers alike know
that community bankers are community resources."
year, Town and Country Bank is teaming up with small business people in the
community to partner in bringing financial education into the classroom. "We
want local businesses to get on board to support Junior Achievement,"
Brown said, "so, we've invited them to team up with our employees to bring
the curriculum to students."
asked what makes him so passionate about financial literacy, Brown gets
serious, "I wish that someone had shared this information with me when I was in
school. I don't want any of our area students to be saying that twenty or
thirty years from now."