High School Branches

First New York is pleased to offer a unique experience to high school students by operating a branch office in one area school:

The Patriot Branch at Schenectady High School

As part of our continuing commitment to youth education, we provide the high school with a fully functioning branch office, operated by high school students and school advisors. This hands-on experience teaches life skills and encourages financial responsibility as part of the student school day.

The branch offices are operated by student Tellers and marketing students who perform transactions for both students and staff members of the school district. The transactions include: account opening, cash withdrawals, deposits, loan payment and loan applications. The students are also responsible for the marketing of the branch and the successful growth within their schools. First New York staff members also work with the teachers to provide educational seminars throughout the school year.