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Program Puts Bank Inside Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

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A program has put a bank inside the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School.

A grand opening was held Tuesday morning, November 19th, for the Tigers Vault Savings Bank.

The bank is operated by students in parthership with Capitol City Bank & Trust Company.

Students learn how to save, invest, and balance a checkbook.

The students working in the bank are tellers, security guards, and one of them is the president of the bank.

"It gives us an opportunity to learn the ways of the banking world, and how to manage a bank, and what to do...Customer service and how to handle money," says 10th grader Dylan Swint.

"I wish someone would have worked with me and my generation in teaching us how to save and how to invest...not so much in the spending, but this is to incorporate the curriculum, the financial literacy piece, and that is very important," says JoAnne Allen Cook, from Capitol City Bank & Trust Company.

The students we talked with say they're excited about the program and they're looking forward to learning how to manage money.

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