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How do you think about money? Do you manage it wisely? Savings? Investments? Are you Money$mart?

Our Financial Scholars Program, Money$mart, is our commitment to growing financial education in our communities. By partnering with the award-winning Banzai Financial Literacy Program, we are providing ten area schools with online financial education courses to help students work towards financially responsible futures.

There are a lot of valuable life skills that revolve around money and financial education. Paying rent, buying a car, learning about credit scores and the stock market, and planning for retirement are all important for successful-financial futures.

At Community Spirit Bank, we believe in giving back to our communities and encouraging our area youth. We’re here to help young adults become Money$mart!

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Banzai Financial Literacy Program

Community Spirit Bank sponsors the Banzai Financial Literacy program in ten area schools which include Red Bay, Russellville, Tharptown, Belgreen, Phil Campbell, Vina, East Franklin, Belmont, Tremont, Mantachie and Itawamba Agricultural High School.

Our Financial Literacy Mission is to encourage financial responsibility and help students settle into helpful money habits early.

School Roster

  • Red Bay High School
  • Russellville High School
  • Tharptown High School
  • Vina High School
  • Belgreen High School
  • Phil Campbell High School
  • East Franklin Jr. High
  • Itawamba Agricultural High School
  • Belmont High School
  • Tremont High School
  • Mantachie High School

Tiger Branch

The Community Spirit Bank Tiger Branch opened on the campus of Red Bay High School January 17, 2017. It is student-led and staffed by enterprising young Tiger Tellers. Students, faculty and staff utilize the school branch to carry out banking transactions and learn more about banking in everyday life. We hope to further financial education at all ages, from elementary through high school by bringing banking to the classroom.

Tiger Tellers

Belgreen Bulldog Branch

The Community Spirit Bank Bulldog Branch opened on the campus of Belgreen High School February 19, 2019. The Bulldog branch is our second student-led, in-school bank and operates daily throughout the school year for students, faculty and staff to conduct banking transactions. We believe the hands on learning experience gained by students, exposed to banking early on, is of utmost importance. Bringing the bank experience to students each day is just one more way we are furthering our financial literacy mission.

Belgreen Bulldog Tellers Belgreen Bulldog Branch Ribbon Cutting

More Information

For questions or information regarding Money$mart please contact:

Emily Mays
Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer/Marketing at Community Spirit Bank
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200 4th Ave SW
Red Bay, AL 35582
(256) 356-4445