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The Dime Bank donated $8,000 to support students of Pike & Wayne counties

Students from districts in Wayne and Pike counties participating in programs from the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy. Contributed.

PIKE/WAYNE - The Dime Bank donated $8,000 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL).

PennCFL provides to all students in grades 3-12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum. Students can learn how to trade all year long by using the whole curriculum, courses, and two ten-week competitions. The competitions are held in the classroom, by county and state-wide. The platform provides lessons, assignments and grading for seamless teacher management.

The cutting-edge, real-time stock game is derived from Stock-Trak's University Platform, which is used in over 80 percent of the top business schools in the United States. Teachers and students get access to the bank’s extensive experiential education teaching and learning tool designed by Stock-Trak, the world’s leading provider of investment portfolio simulations for colleges and schools. It offers an entire standards-aligned curriculum library and a distance learning-optimized lesson plan database which includes a Google Slides presentation library, teacher training webinars, a student video library, a full personal finance course and a teacher’s dashboard for student assignments, progress reports, and grading.

Penn CFL President Alan W. Dakey said, “Thank you for again supporting the Wayne Pike Stock Market Program and for increasing your support. The Dime Bank was one of our early sponsors when we were first getting started a few years ago, and your support was a great help in getting us launched in our early years. During the past school year over 20,000 students participated in our financial literacy programs and we have dramatically expanded our online resources particularly in light of the pandemic. Thank you for being one of our founding sponsors.”

About Penn CFL

Penn CFL sponsors financial competitions and entrepreneurial programs resulting in over 20,000 students in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers. The goal is to be the leader in K-12 financial literacy and entrepreneurship education.

For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, president at ADakey@penncfl.org or Carolyn Shirk, vice president CShirk@penncfl.org, call 570-975-5149 or visit us at www.penncfl.org.

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