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Woodlands Bank sponsors students of Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN –The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) provides to all students in grades third through 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 more — including two 10-week competitions. The competitions are held in the classroom, by county and statewide 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 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.

Woodlands Bank is a local community bank with the headquarters in Williamsport. Woodlands has eight convenient locations and employs over 100 employees. They offer consumer and commercial banking, along with trust services in both Lycoming and Clinton Counties. Woodlands is committed to the communities they serve and is proud to support the development of financial literacy in local schools. Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) is a 501(c)3 organization and approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization.

PennCFL sponsors financial competitions and entrepreneurial programs resulting in over 20,000 students in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers. The mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life and professional success.

The program showcases exceptional talent across the state, from business, education and government. Our nonprofit organization is passionate about teaching young people solid financial management skills. Pennsylvania is one of the most rural states in the country because it is largely made up of small towns and rural communities. Many families here struggle to make ends meet. The goal is to break that pattern by instilling a firm sense of financial competency and responsibility in the next generation.Our goal is to be the leader in K-12 financial literacy and entrepreneurship education.

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

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