Nat$ave in the Bank – Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures

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Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures

A financial literacy month initiative of NFEC and NCAI

The Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) launched NAT$VE in the BANK because they understand that Native youth developing relationships with financial institutions is a proven difference-maker in empowering their ability to make smart financial decisions over the course of their lives.

What Youth Can Do

Native youth between the ages of 12 and 25 can ANSWER the CALL by participating and LEAD the WAY by getting others to participate! Learn more by viewing the infographic below:

PARTICIPATE and LEAD!

What Tribes and Banks Can Do

Tribes can…

• recruit their youth to participate in the campaign.
• make participation a requirement in their youth programs.
• reach out to local banks to invite them to participate in the challenge.

Banks can…

• accept tribal IDs to open an account.
• agree to a minimum initial deposit of $25 to open an account.
• host a “bank in the school” day at an on-reservation school so Native youth can open accounts.
• host a “Native in the Bank” fair at a bank branch near a tribal community so Native youth can open accounts.

To learn more how you can participate, please contact Joel Chastain at jchastain@ncai.org

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