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Bank helps BCCC launch financial literacy program



Customers Bank has pledged an aggregate amount of $40,000 over two years to support the launch of a Bucks County Community College (BCCC) financial literacy program for students in high school, community college and occupational training programs.

Customers Bank, a community-based, full-service bank with locations in Bucks County and beyond, has pledged an aggregate amount of $40,000 over two years to support the launch of a Bucks County Community College (BCCC) financial literacy program for students in high school, community college and occupational training programs.

The Personal Finance Micro-Credential program will be offered campus-wide beginning in April to help local students understand basic principles of connecting decision making with financial outcomes, the importance of budgeting, and how to keep close track of spending. The program uses accessible, hands-on methods like gamification to show personal finance concepts and strategies. Approximately 105 individuals are expected to participate over the course of the first year.

The micro-credential training is available to individuals in the college’s Metalwork and Industrial Maintenance training programs, and high school students in the In-School Youth program. In addition, the training is offered as an extra-curricular workshop for Bucks County Community College credit students.


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