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TheBANK Donates to Triad High School’s Birth-3 Program

Troy Pig Out Check Presentation

At left, Brian Jones, manager of TheBANK of Edwardsville’s Troy Center, and Blake Shannon, personal banker at the Troy Center (right), present Courtney Pritchett, PI Parent Educator Supervisor/Parent Educator at Triad High School and coordinator of the Birth-3 program at the school, with a check for $900 to go towards the school’s Birth-3 program. The Birth-3 program serves up to 12 families with children under the age of 3, starting prenatally. It is a 12-month voluntary, home visiting program in which each enrolled family has weekly or bi-weekly home visits with a certified parent educator. Visits follow the Parents as Teachers curriculum with activities that focus on child-centered parenting, parent and child interactions, and family well-being. Health and developmental screenings are conducted as part of enrollment. Support services include health, developmental and social service referrals, and transitioning into the Pre-K program at 3 years of age.

TheBANK of Edwardsville raised the funds for the donation through its annual Pig Out event at Troy’s annual Fall Fest in October, grilling and selling pork burgers to patrons of the event.