Two business classes from the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, which serves children with physical disabilities, were recently invited on a tour of The First National Bank of Long Island to observe the inner-workings of a financial institution and hone valuable money management skills.
Students met with staff at the Roslyn Heights branch, where they learned about the bank’s daily operations. They also gained insight into opening savings accounts and protecting their finances from theft, as well as using ATMs, online banking services, and drive-thrus for speedy transactions.
The most anticipated part of the trip came when students were given an exclusive peek inside the vault and were able to spend a few fleeting moments holding stacks of cash.
One student remarked on the detailed security procedures enacted by the bank. “I really like knowing that my money will be kept safe while it’s here,” she said.
Branch manager Joan Porter, who led a round of money-themed bingo and handed out goody bags to conclude the visit, said that hosting the tour was a rewarding experience for all involved. “When you look at these children, and you see them happy, laughing, and asking questions, it’s something special,” she said. “There are lessons we can all learn from them.”
About the Henry Viscardi School
The Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center is a New York State supported 4201 school that offers parents of children with severe physical disabilities and who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day, a traditional educational setting option that provides rigorous academics and opportunities for personal growth and leadership development. Its specialized, accessible educational setting provides a fully-enriched academic program, a variety of therapies, assistive technology and medical supports to students who may otherwise need to receive instruction in their homes or a hospital.
About The Viscardi Center
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center provides Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses. A global leader, it employs more than 300 professionals, including experts in education, human resources and technology. Learn more at viscardicenter.org
About The First National Bank of Long Island
The First National Bank of Long Island was established in 1927 and is the sole subsidiary of The First of Long Island Corporation. As a full service commercial bank, a broad array of personal and business products & services are available to individuals, professionals and corporate customers. With thirty-seven branch locations on Long Island and in Manhattan, the Bank is scheduled to open two more branches in Oceanside, NY and Manhasset, NY in the summer of 2014. Known as the Bank “Where Everyone Knows Your Name®”, the Bank’s commitment is to provide the highest level of quality service to their customers. The Corporation trades under the ticker symbol FLIC on NASDAQ. For more information, visit the Bank’s web site at www.fnbli.com.