Bank On Northwest Indiana
Peoples Bank participates in the nationwide Bank On initiative, locally known as Bank On Northwest Indiana. The Bank collaborates with local government leaders, financial institutions and community organizations to create appropriate and affordable basic banking products, and improve access to information unbanked individuals need to succeed in building a more stable financial future.
Teach Children to Save
In April of 2012, employees visited 12 local classrooms during national Teach Children to Save Day sponsored by the American Bankers Association. Coordinated by the Training Department at Peoples, the event drew 444 children from kindergarten through fifth grade who learned first-hand how to save their money and ways to make it grow. Overall, more than 2,000 children, age 18 or younger, were reached through the Bank’s financial literacy efforts in 2012.
Each year, Peoples Bank partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana to facilitate the Money Matters program. Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among club members ages 13 to 18. Employees of the Bank volunteer to teach the club members, twice a week, how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.