Education - Other Related Programs
Sponsored by the bank or programs the
bank participates in/supports
PEP (Personal Economics Program) - Consumer Education using programs and materials provided by the Wisconsin Bankers Association to teach students to "better manage their money." In-class presentations available to K-12 classes in the Tri-City area..
Teach Children to Save Day - (in April each year.) In-class presentations available to K-12 classes in the Tri-City area using programmed materials to teach children ways/methods of saving money for the future..
Bank Tours / Field Trips
- Available to K-12. Students observe bank operations such as: the
Coin Counting Machine, ATM (Automated Teller Machine), Proof
(high-speed check sorting machine) and visit the vault.
Students are also taken on an on-line tour of the bank’s Kids’
Club Fun web pages. A welcoming speech by our bank President and a
treat and/or token gift are included in the 1 - 2 hour Class
One or two high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors are transported to the bank for a two-hour mentored visit. One bank employee is assigned to the student's, depending on the student’s area of interest.
For example, a student interested in computers as a career visits with one of our computer people and asks questions, fills out a school-required questionnaire, and is taken on a tour of the bank by the mentor.
The student has the opportunity to ask questions of bank employees. A visit with the bank President rounds out the short Job Shadow Program.
Learning for Life – "A program designed to provide community role models to motivate and interact with youth. Role models meet with a specific class and discuss the relationship of that subject to a work situation. These role models, with backgrounds similar to those of the youth, share their personal paths to success, including the pitfalls and the high points." Available for K-12. Contact Marguerite Lozier. Visit the "Learning for Life" website for more information.
Boy / Girl Scout Troop Tours – Available
for any scout troop. Tour includes the same activities as our Bank
Tours / Field Trips (# 3 above.)
Opportunity Expo/Career Fair - Sponsor and Participant. NWTC-Marinette - Held in March each year
Hi-Q - Major Sponsor of and official web site for Hi-Q. 1st match is in January each year.
Mini Business World - Supporter and major participant in this 2-day, computer business simulation involving 36 area high school juniors and seniors from 5 area high schools. March, 2008 at Best Western.
Newspapers in Education – Major Sponsor – in cooperation with the Eagle Herald – newspapers are provided to 22 area schools, for use in the classroom.
Program Materials (such as check registers etc) provided to classrooms to facilitate the "real world" instruction of in-class finance programs.
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust Scholarship Program – We provide six (6), $1,000 scholarships each year to a graduating senior from Marinette, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Menominee, Peshtigo, Crivitz and Wausaukee High Schools. Each year the scholarship recipients are chosen by their respective schools.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Marguerite Lozier or Lloyd Cook at 715-735-6617.