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Financial Empowerment Series March Graduation

Nine parents of students at the Bluffview Head Start Center graduated from TheBANK of Edwardsville’s Financial Empowerment Series today. The program, led by TheBANK’s CRA Officer, Nikki Woelfel, consisted of five weeks of financial education classes that covered budgeting, debt, credit, savings, credit scores, saving for a home or towards retirement and many other financial topics. 

Each participant signed a contract the first week committing to attend each of the five week classes. As part of the contract, the graduates received a $50 gift card to the grocery store of their choice. TheBANK also opened a Bright Start Illinois 529 College Savings account with $150 for their child. The goal of the series was to empower the parents with the financial skills necessary to put their families on a path to financial peace and security. During the graduation ceremony several of the teachers, whom are bank employees from various department and centers, attended to help celebrate the parents’ accomplishments.

To all of the graduates … TheBANK offers congratulations and continued success towards your financial goals! 

Bluffview Head Start Center Graduation