The Miami Dolphins and SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) partnered to host a financial literacy workshop at Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida on November 13. The event provided students an interactive forum to learn about managing money in a fun environment.
“Financial confidence starts with healthy money habits, and partnerships like this one helps us spread that confidence amongst our youth to help them become financially fit adults,” said Shawn Sackman, Broward County Market President at SunTrust.
Dolphins Line Backer Raekwon McMillan spoke to students about the importance of financial literacy. Sackman and McMillan led students through FDIC-approved lessons on setting financial goals, aligning spending with values and how to maximize money-making. The lesson ended with a trivia contest; the winner received an autographed Miami Dolphins helmet.
“The Miami Dolphins do a good job of teaching the players about how we can keep money in our pockets and how not to spend too much so I think it is good for us to go out and teach throughout the community and teach seniors about it because they are about to be put into the real world in about six months,” said McMillan. “My pitch to them was wants and needs. There is a lot of things in this world you want but you got to figure out what you need and teaching them before they are actually put into the real world helps them and helps them take a jump on it before they go to college.”
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SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of December 31, 2017, SunTrust had total assets of $206 billion and total deposits of $161 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Join the movement at onUp.com.