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Using Education to Fight Long-Term Poverty

ChoiceOne Bank in Michigan received the 2019 Financial Literacy award from the Michigan Bankers Association for its commitment to its KickStart to Career education program. The goal “is to interrupt generational poverty, to bank the unbanked and allow a platform for children to begin dreaming of a brighter future,” said Patricia Brown, ChoiceOne Bank’s vice president. The bank created a curriculum that is tailored and relevant to each grade, and encourages parental participation.

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