Financial Literacy Initiatives – Partnering in Education
NJBankers believes that financial education provides the best defense for consumers against unscrupulous lenders.

Each year employees of New Jersey banks volunteer to participate in the Financial Literacy Awareness Program of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance by presenting 45-minute sessions to New Jersey high school students to help them better understand various financial services products. NJBankers members also participate in the National Teach Children to Save Day and Get Smart About Credit Day organized by the American Bankers Association. In addition, NJBankers sponsors an annual golf outing each year to benefit financial literacy.

Provident Bank Chairman, President & CEO Chris Martin and NJ Department of Banking & Insurance Commissioner Tom Considine join educators and bankers in teaching a financial literacy program to students at Liberty High School in Jersey City.  Read more                                           


 Caption: From left to right back row: Jonathan Detres, Provident Bank Chairman, President and CEO Chris Martin, Commissioner Tom Considine, Principal Larry Odoms and Jimmy Diallafane stand with (from left to right front row) Mercy Kimanthi and Michelle Torres at Liberty High School in Jersey City for a financial literacy event.  Photo Source: New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance