Community involvement has always been important to us. Our employees devote much time and energy supporting the community through various civic projects and events.
Teach Children to Save
The Community State Bank recently brought the “Teach Children To Save” program to several area Schools. Thirty TCSB employees made their way to seven area schools: Arkoma, Bokoshe, Wister, Red Oak, Panama, Talihina and Poteau last week to deliver not only valuable skills, teaching the importance of saving money, but also to interact and spend time with students. Overall 598, 4th and 5th grade students were introduced to the program. The Community State Bank has been involved in the “Teach Children to Save” for the past 16 years. The program is presented to a different group of schools each year. We’ve learned that the best way to get financial literacy programs into schools and in front of kids is through community banks. We have a passion for educating the next generation, in hopes of producing confident adults that hopefully have learned to invest, save and spend their money wisely.
Spiro TACTS – Ms. Lamb, 5th grade class, Bokoshe
TACTS 2012 - Ms. Abrams, 5th grade class, Poteau
TACTS Wister – Wister 5th grade classes
TACTS 2012 - Ms. McCutchens, 5th grade class, Poteau
October 2011: Ms. Allen's Class at Hodgen School
Ms. Allen’s class from Hodgen School is the first class to have 100% completion in the quest to save Stone Broke. On October 12th, we took pizza and pop to the class as their reward
September 2011 MoneyIsland Gurus
Students who completed the quest to save Stone Broke were able to visit one of our branches to spin the prize wheel and play games. This is our first group of MoneyIsland Gurus. Congratulations to them!
August 2011: Teacher Luncheon for Financial Literacy
The Community State Bank launched Money Island in August with a training session and luncheon for area teachers. In an attempt to increase financial literacy among students, bank employees presented the Money Island program to 17 area schools. Over 2600 students received leis and tropical pencils. Students completing the quest to save Stone Broke were able to visit one of our branches to spin the prize wheel and play games.