Employees visit classrooms to share real-world lessons
Representatives from the Honesdale branch of First National Community Bank (FNCB), recently visited 3rd and 4th grade students from Lakeside Elementary to speak about the importance of saving money through the Teach Children to Save program.
Branch manager Ellen Pritchard and customer service representative Deb Temperton told the story “A Tale of Two Brothers” in which twin brothers, one a spender and one a saver, set a savings goal but only one reaches it. Through this exercise, students learned the importance of tracking money earned and spent.
The bank’s participation in the Teach Children to Save program is part of a larger commitment to improve children’s financial literacy in the community. Along with a corresponding credit education program for high school students, FNCB employee volunteers have offered financial education lessons to more than 1600 students at 37 schools throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe counties in the past year.
As part of the financial literacy programs, area teachers are encouraged to schedule a classroom visit with a financial expert from FNCB who can offer lessons on basic savings, interest, budgeting, using credit cards wisely, understand a credit report and protecting personal information.
Educators interested in scheduling a credit or savings presentation for their classroom should contact Mike Cummings at 570-558-6722 or email
Founded in 1910, FNCB supports its mission: Simply a better bank™ with an endless commitment to the communities we serve. With 21 branches throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties, FNCB is the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania leading the way in personal, small business and commercial banking solutions. For more information, visit www.fncb.com.
Honesdale FNCB branch employees Deb Temperton (left) and Ellen Pritchard (right), give a savings education to children from Penny Friese’s fourth grade class at Lakeside Elementary School. The visit is part of the bank’s commitment to improving children’s financial literacy in the community. FNCB has Honesdale branch locations on Main St. and Route 6.