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Improving Education

  • At BankPlus, we know that a strong education is vital to any future. For this reason, BankPlus supports education initiatives for all ages and areas of study.

    A few of the BankPlus education partnerships and programs include:

    Jackson State University Partnership & Chair of Accounting
    The alliance between Jackson State University (JSU) and BankPlus consists of several components, which include BankPlus bringing banking services to the JSU campus and surrounding area, as well as endowing the BankPlus Chair of Accounting at the University. This $1 million endowment represents the first chair funded by an outside organization in the history of JSU.

    BankPlus participates in the Adopt-A-School program in each of the communities we serve. This commitment includes providing additional resources to our adopted schools that enhance and enrich the quality of education.

    Teach Children to Save
    BankPlus officers statewide participate in “Teach Children to Save” each April. The American Bankers Association Education Foundation established National Teach Children to Save Day to spotlight the importance of teaching our nation's youth about saving money. BankPlus employees make presentations to students in grades K-12 about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants, and how interest makes money grow.

    Get Smart About Credit
    BankPlus employees statewide participate in “Get Smart About Credit” each October by visiting local classrooms to share the "credit facts of life" with students. “Get Smart About Credit” lessons cover credit basics such as credit worthiness, the cost of credit cards, how to read a credit report and preventing identity theft.

    Mississippi Economics Challenge
    Each year, BankPlus sponsors the Mississippi Economics Challenge, hosted by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education with support from the Council for Economic Education. The Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Economic & Financial Literacy by competing with other students across the state in written and "Quiz Bowl" examinations. All teachers and students throughout the State are able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints.

    BankPlus supports numerous college and university scholarship programs that provide students with the opportunity for higher education.