Recognizing that children are often taught how to earn and spend money but rarely taught how to save it, Seaway participates in the Illinois Treasurer’s Bank-at-School Program to help them get an early financial education. Seaway currently sponsors five local elementary schools:
AMELIA EARHART OPTIONS FOR KNOWLEDGE SCHOOL, Chicago
JOHN T. PIRIE FINE ARTS AND ACADEMIC CENTER, Chicago
ARTHUR DIXON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Chicago
BURNSIDE SCHOLASTIC ACADEMY, Chicago
LINDOP SCHOOL, Broadview, IL
Starting in September, Seaway employees train a team of student “officers” at each school on how to operate the bank. The students rotate assignments as personal bankers, tellers and marketers. On scheduled “Bank Days," typically once a month, students can open a Young Savers Account or make deposits to their existing accounts.
For more information on the Illinois Bank-at-School Program, contact Seaway's Marketing Department at 773-602-4865.