Tamarac Elementary Students Become Bankers for a Day

KAPOW Program Director Tania Reynolds and BankUnited Senior Vice President and Small Business Credit Officer Michel Vogel pictured with students from Tamarac Elementary.

KAPOW Program Director Tania Reynolds and BankUnited Senior Vice President and Small Business Credit Officer Michel Vogel pictured with students from Tamarac Elementary.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Students from Tamarac Elementary recently visited the BankUnited branch in Tamarac where they participated in hands-on, interactive activities with executives to simulate various banking jobs.

Three dozen students rotated through four stations where activities included: adding checks on the adding machine and counting play money; filling out and validating deposit and withdrawal tickets; learning about safe deposit boxes and the bank’s vault; processing transactions as bank tellers; and opening new accounts.

BankUnited has partnered with KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work), a national business/education partnership program designed to give elementary school children exposure to the business world. Prior to this worksite visit, BankUnited executives participated as in-class volunteers, teaching lessons on career awareness, workplace skills and personal finance.

BankUnited was recently honored for the second consecutive year with the Innovation in Financial Education Award presented by Nasdaq and EverFi.  The award recognizes its significant efforts to improve the financial capability of young Americans.

BankUnited branch is located at 5819 North University Drive, Tamarac FL.

Photo 2-Eris Sandler

BankUnited Market President Eris Sandler with Tamarac Elementary students at the teller

Photo6-Michel Vogel-Juan Castaneda-Valentina Ceballos

BankUnited Vice President of Community Development & Outreach Katrina Wright, Learning & Development Manager Clay Burch and Management Associate Jay Quantum with students from Tamarac Elementary

BankUnited Vice President of Community Development & Outreach Katrina Wright, Learning & Development Manager Clay Burch and Management Associate Jay Quantum with students from Tamarac Elementary

BankUnited Learning & Development Facility Trainer Meghan Bussell helps students Dayna-Lee Polo and Ivanna Matta fill out deposit tickets.

BankUnited Learning & Development Facility Trainer Meghan Bussell helps students Dayna-Lee Polo and Ivanna Matta fill out deposit tickets.

Boaz Wynter, Taykor Kerwin, BankUnited Senior Business Banker Tracey Snow and Francesca Nelsas

Boaz Wynter, Taykor Kerwin, BankUnited Senior Business Banker Tracey Snow and Francesca Nelsas

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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