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Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy

The first $500 deposited during the grand opening came from State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who made a donation from the state’s Unclaimed Property fund. Cowell had this message during the ceremony, “Promoting financial literacy is a top priority for my office. This year, I’m looking forward to traveling the state to emphasize the importance of building better money management life skills and saving practices that will benefit North Carolinians from early childhood through retirement….This student-run bank training center is an exciting opportunity to help students with sound money management skills, career-training skills, and mentoring opportunities.”

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