Tyler Student Board of Directors
In 1977, Texas Bank and Trust launched one of its first and most enduring educational initiatives – the Student Board of Directors. Now in its thirty-fifth year, TB&T’s Student Board program has introduced more than 1,800 area high school seniors to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives.
The prestigious program is now in its fourth year recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the Tyler community. In recognition of the board’s anniversary, 35 students will represent their respective schools of All Saints Episcopal School, Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic School, Grace Community School, John Tyler High School, and Robert E. Lee High School.
Throughout its history, the Student Board program has provided students with essential economic building blocks related to earning, spending, saving, and investing money.
These student directors will participate in several challenging, hands-on activities and projects throughout the coming year, including a real world simulation, called The Fortune 100 Project, where students will gain experience launching a small business. The students will also be given a balanced program of opportunities to learn and to be involved in advising the bank on the marketing and promotion of new banking technologies.
Students selected to serve on the “35 for 35” Anniversary Board must have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership and citizenship in their school and in the community through their academic, extracurricular, and work activities.