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Last modified: 12/6/2012 8:33:39 PM
Media Advisory

Congressman Steny Hoyer To Visit Capital One Bank’s Student-Run Bank Branch at Parkdale High School
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For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
WHO:
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Celia Edwards Karam, Vice President, CapitalOne Bank, Market President for Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Parkdale High School Principal Cheryl Logan, students and teachers
WHAT:
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) will tour CapitalOne Bank’s newly opened Student-Run Bank Branch at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and participate in an interactive roundtable with student bankers. During his visit, Congressman Hoyer will discuss how the program works, from managing various aspects of the bank to educating their communities, families and peers about the importance of money management skills. Student bankers will have the opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences in the Student-Run Bank Branch program.
WHEN:
Friday, December 7, 2012, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:
  ParkdaleHigh School, 6001 Good Luck Road, Riverdale, MD 20737
BACKGROUND:
CapitalOne Bank’s Student-Run Bank Branch program is a community initiative in low to moderate income areas that provides high school seniors with essential youth development opportunities and a unique financial education. The program has helped high school seniors develop career awareness, connect with industry professionals and acquire real-world experience by giving them the opportunity to work as student bankers. In September 2011, the Parkdale High School branch was the fourth CapitalOne Bank Student-Run Bank Branch to open.

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.