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In School Savings Sees Unprecedented Growth in Fall 2017
Lincoln Center for Economic Education Supports Four New Student Branches
The Lincoln Center for Economic Education was pleased to partner with Nebraska banks on four new branch openings in Nebraska schools this fall. This brings the total to 26 In School Savings locations throughout the state. The new schools and bank sponsors are
  • Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln partnered with The Cattle National Bank & Trust
  • Centennial Elementary School in Utica partnered with Jones National Bank & Trust
  • St. John Lutheran School in Seward partnered with Jones National Bank & Trust to open the first private In School Savings Program in Nebraska
  • High Plains Elementary School in Polk partnered with First State Bank of Hordville
Centennial Elementary
Jones National Bank & Trust opened a student branch September 7, 2017, at Centennial Elementary School in Utica. The student branch will be open once a week for savings deposits.
Jones National Bank & Trust president Max Wake helping a Centennial teller with a tricky deposit.
The first tellers at the Broncos branch of Jones National Bank & Trust.
Arnold Elementary
The Cattle National Bank & Trust opened a student branch September 26, 2017, at Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln.
Moo-lah, The Cattle National Bank & Trust mascot, greets Arnold students.
The Arnold community, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and community leaders prepare the ribbon cutting for the student branch of The Cattle National Bank & Trust at Arnold.
St. John Lutheran School
A student branch of Jones National Bank & Trust opened October 11, 2017 at St. John Lutheran School in Seward. St. John is the first private school to participate in Nebraska's In School Savings Program.
Lincoln Center for Economic Education Director Tammie Fischer and Max Wake, president of Jones National Bank & Trust, stand by ready to assist tellers at the St. John opening.
St. John tellers working hard to ensure deposits from fellow students are processed correctly.
High Plains Community Schools
First State Bank of Hordville opened a student branch at High Plains Elementary on October 17, 2017, making it the 26th institution to participate as part of the In School Savings Program.
Representatives of First State Bank of Hordville giving the tellers at High Plains instructions.
Tellers at the High Plains branch of First State Bank of Hordville begin taking deposits from students, just the beginning of great savings habits.
Saving at School Is Fun
Deposit day is exciting for everyone! After reaching set savings goals students receive incentives. The tellers learn important skills they can put on their resumes, creating experience for future job prospects.

Each student branch is designed to

  • Introduce the economic concept of savings early and reinforce this idea throughout the curriculum.
  • Demonstrate that savings should be a part of a student's personal finance plan for the future.
  • Increase parental involvement through savings and banking activity.

Tellers at each location are trained and supervised by their partner financial institutions. Each year students will have the opportunity to be part of a new teller group at each location.
High Plains student teller preparing to open and accept deposits from fellow students under the direction of First State Bank of Hordville staff.
St. John tellers learning customer service skills they can apply to future careers.
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The Nebraska Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business. Our mission is to act as a catalyst and lead a statewide initiative to advance economic and financial literacy.