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Parkdale High School Student Bankers Featured in a Cover Story for the Maryland Bankers Assoc.

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince Georges County Public Schools:

Student bankers at Parkdale High School are featured in a cover story for the Maryland Bankers Association’s quarterly magazine about financial institutions’ community involvement. 

Capital One Bank opened a branch last fall at Parkdale, the only student-run branch in the metro Washington region. Ten students operate the branch under the supervision of Capital One managers. The program offers students and faculty basic banking services while promoting youth financial literacy. 

The article in “The Maryland Banker” (First Quarter 2012) includes comments from Parkdale students who describe the program’s impact at the school and on their personal goals: 

  • Bladimir Martinez: “Before this program I wasn’t heavily considering college, but with the people I’ve got to meet, that has changed. I’ve opened my eyes and realized that education plays a huge role in our lives.”  
  • Candace Washington: “When I first heard that they were putting a bank inside of the school, I said ‘What? Why are they putting a bank in Parkdale?’ But as I thought about it, I realized that this would be a great opportunity for us to learn about saving our money at a young age.” 

 Photographs from the October grand opening are also featured in the magazine. 

Founded in 1896, the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is the only state-based trade group representing banks in Maryland. Its members employ more than 40,000 banking professionals. 

 
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