The United Difference - Committed to Youth and Families
We are hard at work in YOUR community!
As Iowa’s #1 Ag Bank, supporting agriculture education is a natural priority for us. UBI donated $2,500 to Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom so students in area schools can learn where their food comes from and interact with individuals directly involved in the agriculture industry. We are proud to support this program that makes agriculture a regular part of the curriculum in a seven-county area.
Pictured are representatives from Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom and managers from several United Bank of Iowa offices.
Helping youth finance their 4-H projects and watching another generation take an interest in raising livestock is ag education outside the classroom that we’re proud to be a part of. It’s rewarding to see the kids earn awards at county fairs as we continue to support them as a major buyer at fair livestock auctions.
As a commitment to higher education for students, we have sponsored the Whitey Thompson Hike-Bike-A-Thon, a fundraiser for the local OABCIG Dollars for Scholars, for the past 24 years. A check for $64,085.10 was recently presented to OABCIG Dollars For Scholars for the proceeds of the 2018 event which was held on May 9 in Ida Grove. This year 620 student participants, age preschool through high school, raised $77,950 in donations.
Another way we support higher education in our communities is by awarding scholarships to high school graduates. Over $17,000 was awarded to high school graduates in the class of 2018 in our local school districts across our market area.
With a goal of helping students to learn to manage their money, we have committed to sponsoring Banzai, a national award winning financial literacy program, in 17 schools in our market area. Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which align with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. This past school year, 1,440 area high school students benefited from our sponsorship. To learn more, visit https://unitedbankiowa.teachbanzai.com or https://www.unitedbk.bank/carroll---banzai to see a video created by the business class at Carroll High School.
Teaching kids to save should be a goal for all parents and we are here to help. We are making some exciting changes to our Ubi Kids Savings Club, for ages 12 and under, which will be effective on November 1. Watch for more information coming soon on new savings and CD products for this age group with a bonus interest rate to encourage kids (and parents)