For Horizon Bank, educating high school students across Northwest Indiana about finances and banking is an important part of their mission.
In an effort to get more involved with financial literacy and educating the region’s youth about banking, Horizon Bank operates two Horizon branches inside of La Porte and Michigan City high schools. After being closed the last two school years due to the pandemic, the branches will reopen this August.
Since early 2014, the Horizon Bank Michigan City High School ‘Wolves Branch’ has had an increasingly positive impact on both current and former students who have worked at the branch or been able to open accounts with ease. The skills that students have learned are invaluable tools that will help them succeed throughout their lives.
Similarly, Horizon Bank’s ‘Slicer Branch,’ located inside La Porte High School, is providing students with similar valuable experiences that teach them the basics of banking, which includes knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
“I’m excited to work at the Horizon school branch during my lunch break this school year. I’ll be responsible for helping students and faculty at the school open checking accounts, receive deposits, cash checks and more. This is a great opportunity for me to gain real life experience in banking as well as teach students about basic financial literacy,” stated HallieAnn Bottorff, a Senior at LPHS and Horizon Bank Slicer Branch Student Teller.
Horizon Bank works hard to educate students, customers, and the community about everything related to banking and finances. It’s a topic that has an impact on every Northwest Indiana resident, young or old, and for Horizon Bank, helping to grow the region through the promotion of financial literacy is something from which everyone benefits.
In an effort to reward students who seek to learn more and open a new checking account, Horizon Bank is giving students $40 to open a checking account.
When students come in to open their account at either the La Porte ‘Slicer’ Branch or the Michigan City High School ‘Wolves’ Branch, they’ll be asked to read through a Financial Literacy Newsletter before taking a short quiz. After that, $40 will be deposited into students’ new account!
Students, stop by the ‘Wolves’ or ‘Slicers’ Horizon branch today to get started! To find out more about Horizon Bank’s ‘Wolves’ and ‘Slicers’ branches, or how you benefit from becoming a customer at Horizon Bank, go to: www.horizonbank.com/SlicersGet40 or www.horizonbank.com/WolvesGet40
*$40 gift will be deposited into the student checking account after verifying three transactions were completed (deposits and/or withdrawals made by student). These transactions must occur within 60 days from the account open date. One time offer. Offer available at Michigan City Wolves and LaPorte Slicer branches of Horizon Bank. Expires June 2023.