Our Jr. ATB started once again. Jr. ATB is a program that allows elementary school students to operate their own working ATB branch. With guidance from real ATB associates, students serve as greeters, tellers, back cash counters—even directors on the board. Their classmates are invited to open actual savings accounts where they can make regular deposits at school.
What makes this program so great? The kids learn about the power of saving, develop valuable job skills, and earn a sense of responsibility. Why does the program make me smile? Seeing a child in grade two proudly make a deposit towards the new bike he's saving for is pretty heart-warming, especially when a fellow student is helping him get there.