Last week, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, 1st Mariner Bank had the pleasure of hosting a group of seventh grade students from the Empowerment Academy in Baltimore City who are currently participating in Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program.
Guy Stafford welcomes the students to 1st Mariner.
BOOF’s purpose is to teach people at a young age how to make educated and responsible financial decisions to promote dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency in l... [More]
Throughout my years working for 1st Mariner Bank and observing credit trends across the country, I've learned how little most young adults (and even some older adults) know about managing their finances and what affects poor management might have on their life. Because of this, I've spent some time working with local schools to help bring financial literacy into the classroom. There are many great programs that exist to help educate students but we may have a chance to help further this effort b... [More]
With the start of the school year, the folks over at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) start their engines as well. NFTE's mission" is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures." I, along with several other colleagues at the bank, have been involved in the program at various Baltimore City schools for the last four years. As Baltimore's community bank,... [More]