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‘Young Bankers Club’ draws visits to Marshall from over 100 students

May 2, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — More than 100 fifth-grade students from Huntington and Charleston visited the Marshall University campus as part of the Fifth Third Bank Young Bankers Club event Tuesday.

Elementary schools from Charleston, Ruffner and Mary Ingles, as well as the Explorer Academy in Huntington participated in the event.

The club is a financial literacy program that teaches children about the importance of good education, finances and personal responsibility. The curriculum, which meets national educational standards for fifth-grade mathematics, provides lessons on finance and fiscal responsibility, emphasizing needs versus wants and how to manage a budget and balance a checkbook.

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Most experts agree that the earlier children learn about money, the better, and that is the reason Fifth Third Bank created the Young Bankers Club, officials said.

The students were also taken on a tour of the campus. Officials said the day was the first time many of the students have visited a college campus.