Harrison County School District

Partner: Hancock & Whitney Bank

Students impacted: 1,000+
Volunteers: 8
Partnership duration: 24 years

Hancock Bank has been a strong supporter of educational programs in the Harrison County School District, ranging from boosting academics to student morale. When vandals destroyed photography equipment at West Wortham Elementary & Middle School in 2017, Hancock Bank presented a $2,000 donation to replace damaged equipment. Hancock & Whitney Bank also teamed with Everfi to present a financial literacy program to Orange Grove Elementary students. To reward a deserving student in the district, Hancock Bank offered a New Orleans Saints Junior Captain prize package that included four tickets to the Saints vs. Jets game.

Activities:

  •  “Financial Cents” online, interactive financial literacy program
  •  Financial support for digital photography and graphic design project supporting Humane Society of South Mississippi
  • Volunteers and resources to present career fairs, financial literacy programs for district


Impacts:

  • Humane Society project helped homeless animal get adopted
  • Programs support STEM and creative-thinking skills
  • Students understand importance of setting long-term financial goals