Fifth Third Bank Building Better Communities!

Fifth-Third-BGCPOCO-DonationAs part of an effort to encourage young people to make sound decisions surrounding financial choices, Fifth-Third Bank recently donated $1,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to implement the Young Bankers Club at the Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage Unit.

“We are very excited about this established partnership with Fifth-Third Bank. Financial Literacy – and teaching our Club members the importance of saving and how to manage their earnings is very important to us. Fifth-Third Bank is offering our Club members an excellent opportunity through their Young Bankers Club. This fits perfectly into our National Money Matters curriculum, and truly emphasizes to children the importance of financial health,” states Ryan Smiley, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.”

For more than forty years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County ( has enabled young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four Club sites and nine Kidstop locations throughout Porter County serve nearly 5,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County by contacting your local Club at (219) 464-7282, or by visiting,, and Great Futures Start HERE.