Financial Education Resources - Caledonia County

Community National Bank

Resource for Pre-K to 12th grade
Details
The Totally Kids Club, for children up to 12-years old, encourages savings. Accounts may be opened with as little as $5 -- no fees. The Community Promise program for teens includes a special ATM card and complete bank training session. CNB supports the ABA programs--National Teach Children to Save Day and Get Smart About Credit. Employees are available year-round for class presentations. Member FDIC.
Contact
Tracy Roberts, 802-487-3512, troberts@communitynationalbank.com
4245 U.S. Route 101, Troy, VT 05868

Gilman Housing Trust--Neighbor Works ® Home Ownership Center

Resource for Adults
Details
Center staff offer financial counseling for homebuyers, as well as counseling for homeowners facing a mortgage delinquency and or foreclosure situation.
Contact
Theresa Robinson, 802-535-3555, ext. 1300, or toll free at 888-698-8466,theresar@nekhome.org
P.O. Box 259, Lyndonville, VT 05851

Green Mountain United Way

Resource for Adults and High School students
Details
Financial Literacy workshops are offered on a variety of topics including budgeting, identity theft, credit/debit cards, credit building and repair, and asset protection. These workshops are open to area high schools, as well as community based organizations, at no charge.
Contact
Nelson Baker, 802-745-0101, nbaker@gmunitedway.org
1325 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Northeast Kingdom Community Action Agency

Resource for Adults
Details
NEKCA provides free financial literacy classes using FDIC's "Money Smart" and NEFE's "Finding Paths to Prosperity" curriculum. NEKCA also provides one-on-one credit counseling. NEKCA staff is NACCC certified.
Contact
Amy Robinson, 802-748-6048, amyr@nekcavt.org
108 Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Passumpsic Savings Bank

Resource for K-12 and Adults
Details
Passumpsic Savings Bank provides free financial literacy programs to both students and adults. Twelve schools in the Northeast Kingdom receive instructional course materials sponsored by the bank on how to open and manage a checking account and how to establish credit and understand the lending process. PSB participates in the National Teach Children to Save Day by participating in classroom programs throughout the bank's market area. Bank staff are also available to work with community organizations on financial literacy training programs.
Contact
Barbara Schoolcraft, 802-751-4215, bschoolcraft@passumpsicbank.com
P.O. Box 38, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

TD Bank

Resource for K-12
Details
The TD Bank WOW! Zone is an online, interactive learning tool for children and teens and provides valuable information about money, saving, banking and investing. TD Bank WOW! Zone also provides grade appropriate lesson plans for educators on a range of financial topics and gives parents helpful suggestions for talking to kids about money. Inquiries and arrangements for presenters are coordinated through the Public Affairs Officer. Employees from all of TD Bank offices regularly participate in financial literacy efforts.
Contact
To have a trained TD Bank instructor visit your school or organization, go to visit the Wow Zone on the TD Bank Website and click on "Contact Us" or call 856-533-4574.

Union Bank

Resource for K-12
Details
Union Bank offers, Save For Success, a savings program that serves area schools. The program provides a weekly banking run by parent volunteers. Youth are encouraged to adopt sound savings principles. Free instructional materials and speakers are available to schools.
Contact
Monica Wood, 802-888-6600 ext. 18048, mwood@unionbankvt.com
20 Lower Main Street, Morrisville, VT 05661

VSECU

Resource for K-12 and Adults
Details
Caledonia Country residents may access VSECU services through its Montpelier office. Free workshops and seminars are available statewide on a range of financial topics including budgeting, debt management, credit cards, credit reports and scores, and homebuying. Guest speakers also are available for groups and schools. Web-based financial literacy programs for elementary, middle and high school youth are available through the credit union web site.
Contact
(802) 371-5162
1 Bailey Avenue, Montpelier, VT 05602

Contact Us

Office of the State Treasurer
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Main Phone: (802) 828-2301
Toll Free: (800) 253-0191
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