We know that helping today’s children learn how to save and spend money effectively, as well as how to use credit wisely, is the key to them becoming tomorrow’s financially independent adults. As part of our commitment to servant leadership, CNB actively participates in educating the youth in our local area about financial literacy through these community-embedded organizations.
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee (JAET) has been serving our area since 1969 with the mission of teaching our young people about the free enterprise system and engendering entrepreneurial thought. CNB participates in this effort through its employee volunteers. They regularly visit local elementary, middle and high schools to teach students the fundamentals of personal finance, putting them on the path to becoming active participants in our free market economy.
In addition, CNB actively participates in the University of Tennessee-sponsored 4-H Youth Programs in Sevier County. The goal of 4-H is to help “young people develop the life skills needed to become capable, responsible and caring citizens.” CNB is proud to help 4-H achieve this goal. Our employees regularly volunteer to teach the essential life skill of responsible money management at 4-H sponsored school and community events.