On behalf of The Talbot Bank, member of Shore Bancshares’ family of companies, Joyce Malik, Kevin Moran, and Laura Heikes presented a donation to Junior Achievement (JA) of Talbot County in recognition of financial literacy month in April. The Talbot Bank and JA of Talbot County have an ongoing partnership, working together to empower youth on the Eastern Shore through education. The Junior Achievement program was founded in 1982 and is the world’s largest and fastest growing organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. JA offers age-appropriate curriculum designed to teach students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers.
Each year, The Talbot Bank provides financial support and classroom volunteers to help JA achieve their goal of educating and improving the quality of life for young people. Kevin Moran and Laura Heikes volunteer at Easton Middle School teaching Global Marketplace. Ms. Heikes also volunteers at Easton High School and the Multicultural Center, teaching 16 Success Skills and JA More than Banking. She serves as a JA Advisory Board Member as well. Joyce Malik serves as a JA volunteer at Sandy Hill Elementary School, teaching 2nd graders the lesson Our Community.
In photo: Front Row, Left to Right: Jayme Hayes, President of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, Kevin Moran, Senior VP of Talbot Bank and Junior Achievement volunteer, and Laura Heikes, Senior VP and Branch Administration Officer of Talbot Bank and Junior Achievement Advisory Board Member and volunteer. Back: Joyce Malik, Compliance Officer of Talbot Bank and Junior Achievement volunteer.