Children at Police Summer Camps Learn to Manage Money

Nassau, The Bahamas, August 2, 2017 – Scotiabank aims to support initiatives that help young people reach their full potential. Over the past few weeks, employee volunteers have visited multiple campuses of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Youth Programme as a way of remaining relevant and responsive to the needs of the local community.

“During the month of July, our employee volunteers were privileged to meet and interact with hundreds of students at the various Police camps, primarily with a fiscal focus,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank. “Financial literacy is an essential component of successful living and children are never too young to be taught how to make responsible monetary decisions,” Symonette continued.

Scotiabank has a multi-year $50,000 partnership agreement with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Youth Camps. This summer, volunteers visited the Central Division camp at C. R. Walker Senior High School; South-Central Division at C W Sawyer Primary School; Western Division at T. A. Thompson Junior High School; and Eastern Division at Thelma Gibson Primary School. A visit to the Police summer camp in Abaco is also scheduled.

Bank volunteers teach on finance (saving and investing); serve lunch and cold treats; and distribute gifts to excited campers who usually range in age from four to sixteen years old.

About Scotiabank

At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.

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Robin Scavella, Director, Legal & Corporate Secretary inspired the students to set high goals and work hard to achieve them.

Volunteers serve lunch at Police South Central Camp, C. W. Sawyer Primary School

Scotiabank volunteers with campers at Police South Central Summer Camp, C. W. Sawyer Primary School

Rachael Allahar, Manager, Marketing Programs distributes water at South-Central Police Summer Camp

A few Scotiabank employee volunteers at South-Central Police Summer Camp

Scotiabank employee volunteers visited the Police Summer Camps teaching financial literacy, serving lunch and distributing treats.

Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations teaches students about finance at the Western Division Police Summer Camp, T.A. Thompson Junior High School

Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations at Scotiabank encourages the students to get in the habit of saving.

Maxine Seymour, Manager, Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy, quizzes kids on finance under a tree at Central Division Police Summer Camp, C. R. Walker School

Scotiabank volunteers pose for a group shot at Western Division Police Summer Camp, T. A. Thompson Junior School

Lunchtime at Eastern Division Police Summer Camp

Group photo of kids at the Central Division Police Summer Camp


For further information, please contact: 
Maxine Seymour
Manager Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy 
t: (242) 356-1446
f: (242) 356-1601