#3in30lfsl is just a small part of what Ladysmith Federal does to give back to our community! Learn more in this post – #1 in our month-long Community Outreach post series:
Ladysmith Federal is a leader in providing financial literacy education to students in our community. Each year we partner with our local schools (including preschool, elementary, middle and high schools) to promote financial literacy in their classrooms. This education ranges from activities emphasizing the importance of saving money to budgeting and how to establish smart credit. We are proud to have received Certificates of Excellence in Promoting Financial Education from the Wisconsin Bankers Association for the last 10 years in a row.
For the past two years we have coordinated the Reality Challenge at the Ladysmith High School. At Reality Challenge students are given a job, an income and have to go through a mock real life experience to see how well they can budget their money.
We are currently in our third year of operating Jacks & Jills Savings Bank at the Ladysmith High School. This real bank branch is open for students and staff each Wednesday during their lunch hour. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands on experience and ask those important financial questions direct to a personal banker.
Each year we give scholarships to students pursing continued education after high school. In 2015, we plan to give more than $2,200 in scholarships to students.
Don’t forget – you can be a part of giving back to the community, too – without having to spend a dime! Register your daily vote for your favorite non-profit in our 3 in 30 contest here.