High School Financial Literacy Programs
10th Virtual Annual Credit for Life Fair
Thank you to those juniors who participated in our Virtual Credit for Life Fair on May 21st and 22nd!
We had a great turnout and we hope you found it engaging and eye-opening! If you are eligible to win one of our many giftcards, you will be getting an email from us shortly.
If you didn't get a chance to participate, feel free to do it at your leisure. You won't be eligible for prizes but the learning experience will be worth it, we promise! See the instructions and all the information you need below.
What you need:
A computer, laptop, tablet and/or cell phone;
- Access to the Virtual Fair app: You can either download the IFS Credit for Life app (available from the iTunes or Google Play Store at no charge), or access the Fair through our event website online found here.
- A Student Spending Worksheet: choose from below.
- A calculator.
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|Click on one of the links below and search for IFS Credit for Life Fair.|
Questions? Email us.
Every fall and spring Institution for Savings banking executives visit high schools in the Bank's market area to talk to seniors about the importance of careful budgeting, maintaining good credit and the perils of bad credit.
The intent is to help young adults develop a stronger understanding of credit and how to use it responsibly BEFORE they leave high school.
Educational School Banks
The Institution for Savings currently operates banking offices within Ipswich, Newburyport, Beverly, Triton and Masconomet Regional High Schools. These unique branches provide student interns with a “hands-on” experience in the real world of banking. Students of Newburyport High participate in this program as part of the school-to-career internship program. Ipswich, Triton, Beverly and Masconomet High School utilize this program in conjunction with banking and related business classes offered at their respective high schools.
Students are fully trained to work as actual tellers in a fully operational branch located within the high schools. These branches are FDIC approved and insured and offer many of the services offered at our other branches. Students and staff are encouraged to open accounts and perform their daily banking transactions during the three to four designated hours of operation while school is in session.