US Bank Employees Teach Financial Literacy to Middle School Girls

U.S. Bank ranked No. 11 on the Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list in 2023.

 

In celebration of financial literacy month, seven U.S. Bank employees in the Nashville area teamed up with Play Like a Girl to teach financial literacy topics to middle school girls.

The 15 students are part of Play Like a Girl’s 2023 Leadership Academy, participating in a six-week hybrid program of mentorship from female volunteers and male allies to inspire them to become the next generation of STEM leaders. U.S. Bank employees volunteered for three of these weeks.

“Seeing the engagement of these girls and listening to their dreams and goals has been super impactful,” said Maci Reaves, District Manager at U.S. Bank. “We are able to help them make their dreams a reality by making smart choices in their savings goals. When the first leadership mentoring call was done, my cup was overflowing.”

The U.S. Bank Foundation awarded Play Like a Girl a grant of $17,500 to support the Leadership Academy. About 90% of students in the academy identify as Black, Latina or Asian American.

“We understand that to prepare our students for the future workforce, they need to have practical knowledge and experience with money along with access to tools and resources to help level the playing field,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity to partner with U.S. Bank on this pilot program and are grateful for the support of U.S. Bank employee volunteers who serve as mentors, working with us to close the gender gap in STEM while prioritizing financial literacy and leadership development for our most talented students.”