Independent Bank hosts Junior Achievement Blitz Day at East Grandville Elementary

April 7, 2014

On March 13, Independent Bank hosted a Junior Achievement Blitz Day at East Grandville Elementary. The event focused on financial literacy education for students in 13 kindergarten–6th grade classes. More than 300 students were taught by 24 Independent Bank employees, who presented seven different lessons on topics including “Our Communities” and “Global Marketplace,” each tailored to a specific age group. The Independent Bank volunteers included executives, corporate staff and branch staff.

“We support Junior Achievement year after year because there’s no better way, by using our financial expertise, to have a positive impact on children in our communities,” said Brad Kessel, president and CEO of Independent Bank, who volunteered at the Grandville event. “We and the kids both have fun and they learn valuable financial lessons, so we get out of the bank and into classrooms as often as possible.”

Junior Achievement is an organization dedicated to teaching youth about financial literacy and preparing them to succeed in the global economy. The organization is active throughout Michigan, and Independent Bank volunteers for Junior Achievement across the state.