PEP program

Personal Economics Program

PEP is a national volunteer education program of bankers working with educators to teach people in their communities about banks, banking services and personal financial management, and help them take control of their finances. Since 1977, half a million PEP banker presentations have reached more than 17.5 million people, from kindergarten students through senior citizens.

 


 

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Online Report Card
PEP Awards
PEP Fact Sheet
Key Banker Nomination Form
Get Smart About Credit Day
Lights, Camera, Save!
Teach Children to Save Day

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FinCEN
OCC
OTS
PracticalMoneySkills.com
TDFI
US Treasury
US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Financial Literacy Standards
Fed Consumer Protection
ABA's "Guide to Credit Cards"
Federal Reserve Education

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Background

The Personal Economics Program (PEP) began in 1977 to help bankers with classroom presentations to students in elementary and high schools. Today, this ABA Education Foundation program reaches all ages.

PEP is a national volunteer education program of bankers working with educators to teach people in their communities about banks, banking services and personal financial management, and help them take control of their finances. While supported nationally by the Foundation, PEP is implemented locally by state organizations, such as state bankers associations, Young Bankers Groups, and American Institute of Banking chapters, as well as individual bankers.

Participating banks have access to educational materials, which include videos and brochures. Topics range from checking account management and banking services for entrepreneurs to coinage/currency printing and careers in banking.

Fast Facts

PEP stands for the Personal Economics Program sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association. Nationally, the American Bankers Association Education Foundation coordinates the program. The program promotes understanding of banking and financial services.

PEP programs are designed to fit your needs and can include virtually any topic in the banking and financial industry. Examples of PEP sessions include credit responsibilities, checking account management, and careers in banking.

Bank tours following PEP sessions for school children are popular in the program. Your PEP banker can arrange a general bank tour or design a tour centered around your topic of interest.

Who:

PEP is for everyone, regardless of age. Sessions can be structured to fit the educational level and need of your group. PEP sessions are excellent for kindergarten classes, junior and high school classes, college classes, adult civic groups and young adult clubs.

Where:

PEP is everywhere throughout Tennessee, or, at least can be. PEP sessions are conducted by volunteer bankers. Over 300 Tennessee bankers participate in PEP. If you are interested in scheduling a PEP presentation contact your local bank.

Why:

The TBA sponsors the PEP program to help educate the community on banking issues. PEP training and materials are offered to TBA members through the association.

How:

To schedule a PEP session or to learn more about the program, e-mail or call T'Lanie Luu, Member Services Specialist - tluu@TNBankers.org at 615-244-4871 or 800-964-5525


Personal Economics Program Contact

T'Lanie Luu, Member Services Specialist
tluu@TNBankers.org
800-964-5525 or 615-244-4871

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