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Headquartered in Washington DC, the American Bankers Association (ABA) is the voice of the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $11 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.

Through its leadership, partnerships, and national programs, the ABA Foundation, has been helping banks improve their communities through financial education since 1925. The Foundation’s financial education programs engage banks of all sizes and charters, from large multinational and regional banks to single-branch community banks.


Young Americans need financial education. Check out the new Benefits of Get Smart About Credit Infographic and see what educators had to say about working with a banker to bring personal finance knowledge into the classroom.


The 17thannual Get Smart About Credit (GSAC) Day will take place on October 17. This a national campaign engages around 4,000 bankers annually to help teens and young adults learn how to use credit responsibly. Free lessons cover protecting your identity, knowing your score, paying for college, managing your money and presentations to inspire youth to pursue one of the many diverse career opportunities offered by the banking industry.

Visit to request a banker-led personal finance presentation.

Lights, Camera, Save!
This video competition encourages middle school and high school students age 13-18 to use the power of video to communicate to their peers the value of saving, using money wisely and paying for college. Lights, Camera, Save! videos provide unique financial “edutainment” infused with the vision and creativity of youth. Banks host the local level of this contest and select a winner to compete at the national level for prizes worth up to $5,000. View 2018-2019 national winners’ and finalists’ videos. Learn more:


“This school year #GetSmartAboutCredit personal finance lessons are coming to students thanks to FinEdLink. This free resource from the @ABABankers Foundation connects bankers with students in local classrooms. Learn more:”

Jeni Pastier