In recognition of April being Financial Literacy Month, the Native Financial Education Coalition is hosting the NAT$VE in the Bank Challenge through May 15!
Participating Native youth can answer the challenge and win cool prizes!
NAT$VE in the Bank was launched by the Native Financial Education Coalition, in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians, because they realize that Native youth developing relationships with financial institutions by opening a bank account while young can make a significant difference in empowering them to make smart financial decisions later in life.
Additionally, the National Congress of American Indians supports the NATI$VE in the Bank because it fits well into one of the main goals of the White House’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to prepare Native youth for successful lives.
“I like the idea of having a safe place to put my money where no else can spend it unless I say so. I received $600 from my tribe, the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, a few months ago and I got out $100 for school clothes and another $100 for my trip to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering and UNITY Conference in Washington, D.C. this past July. I still have $400 in my bank account,” commented Philip Douglas, a tribal citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, who opened a bank account because of NAT$VE in the Bank.
To begin the process, CLICK HERE