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C&N Bankers Teach Children To Save!

Posted Friday, 28 November 2014 03:10 | Filed under C&N News

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C&N mascot Sammy Saver gives a young fan a hug. Sammy visited pre-K and fourth grade classrooms in the Galeton Area School District as part of the Teach Children to Save initiative.

WELLSBORO, PA - Citizens & Northern bankers from throughout C&N’s eight-county market area participated in the annual Teach Children to Save initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation.

Classroom presentations and bank visits were held throughout the month of April, with 1,595 students in 18 local schools participating. Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is a national campaign that raises awareness about the role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. TCTS lessons couple reality with learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and real life experiences. Lessons are available for all ages, from elementary to high school.

Area elementary students were often treated to visits by Sammy Saver, Citizens & Northern’s mascot and “spokesbug” for the Ju$t For Kid$ savings club. C&N bankers provided lessons for students in Canisteo and Hornell, NY, Coudersport, Dushore, Laporte, East Smithfield, Emporium, Jersey Shore, Knoxville, Liberty, Mansfield, Monroeton, Towanda, Muncy, Old Lycoming, Williamsport, South Williamsport, Troy, Wellsboro and Wysox.

“The economic crisis has brought into sharp focus the necessity to begin teaching financial responsibility early,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO. “I’m proud of our local bankers who share their time and talent with students in our market area, making sure our young people have access to the tools necessary to make them better consumers.”

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.