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Get Smart About Credit

Register for free today, and gain access to all Get Smart About Credit program materials and resources through December 31, 2024.

What you’ll need to register in 2023:

  • The communities you expect to reach (participating city/state)
  • Number of people you intend to reach (estimates are welcome)
  • Number of staff volunteers (estimates are welcome)

Once you’re registered:

You’ll get a confirmation email with access to program materials, and all the information you’ll need to educate teens and young adults about finances.

Bankers: Register  Update Participation

Have questions? Contact us at CommunityEngagement@aba.com.

Consumers: Request a "Get Smart About Credit" Presentation

Teens & Young Adult Engagement Year-Round

Young people in your community are reaching financial firsts – whether that’s buying their first car, taking out their first loan or opening their first credit card, we make it our mission to make that transition easier.

We know that outreach is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Whether yours happens in person, virtually, on social media or beyond, there’s room for everyone to get involved—and get noticed. The list of participants in this campaign is shared with state bank associations, policymakers and consumers.

Be part of Get Smart About Credit day, October 19, and help young people Get Smart any (or every) day of the year. Join banks from across the country by registering your engagement efforts, both new and ongoing. Keep inspiring the next generation to make sound financial decisions and explore banking careers.

View list of Participating Banks

How it Works

  • If you are educating teens and young adults on personal finance and banking careers, you are already participating in Get Smart About Credit and just need to sign up!
  • Let us know how many people you reached and the number of employees involved in your efforts. Haven’t started yet? Tell us your goals for the year—we look forward to learning about your bank’s impact in the community.
  • Any resource you would like to use to educate the next generation is perfect for getting involved with Get Smart About Credit. Need a fresh idea? We have you covered with digital resources, social media tools and more, all in a free, online Communications Toolkit.
  • It is up to you and your bank to determine how you would like to measure the number of people your Get Smart About Credit efforts have reached—all you have to do is let us know.

Any banker that is passionate about this work is welcome, and encouraged, to participate. 

Learn More Through Free Webinars

Innovative Ways to Help Teens and Youth Get Smart About Credit

Students of all ages are working to prepare for their future. However, many schools do not offer courses on personal finance. Banks across the country are stepping up to help fill the gap and improve the financial capacity of the next generation of Americans. Join ABA Foundation to learn about reaching underserved communities, and hear about inventive approaches to engage and educate teens, college students and young adults.

Watch the Recording

View additional recordings on the Financial Education Training Webinar Portal.

Starting a Financial Education Program

Try some of these practical ideas, collected by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation, to help you meet the special challenges of educating young consumers.

View the Guide

Participate Now

Join us for the next Get Smart About Credit Day the third Thursday in October!