ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In support of Financial Literacy Month, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) to provide financial education to students through a series of events in Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia during April.
SunTrust volunteers will work with elementary, middle and high school students using JA’s curriculum to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy skills and experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
“Promoting financial literacy is a year-long effort for our teammates, as we believe financial well-being is one of the cornerstones of a vibrant community and economy,” said Jenner Wood, Atlanta Division chairman and CEO of SunTrust. “During Financial Literacy Month and every month, our goal is to help the next generation make wise financial decisions that can positively impact their futures.”
JA programs educate more than 4.5 million students in the United States each year. SunTrust was recently honored by JA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing more than 5,000 volunteer hours and reaching more than 120,000 students in the Atlanta community during the 2013-2014 school year. SunTrust is also a presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center in Atlanta.
About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation’s largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of December 31, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $190.3 billion and total deposits of $140.6 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust’s Internet address is suntrust.com.