Program Benefits


Be The Change Checking Account*

This special checking account offers unique perks like ATM forgiveness, free customized debit card and no minimum balance requirements. Estatements and participation in the Be The Change program are required for this account. Must be enrolled in high school and age 13 and up to participate.

*Parent or guardian must be a signer on accounts for all students under 16.


$1000 Award Opportunity

Each year, area high school seniors who have a Be The Change Checking Account and complete the Be The Change program (including financial literacy education, community service and Pay It Forward video components) will be eligible to win one of seven $1000 awards.

*2.5 minimum GPA required.
*Mechanics Bank employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for a $1,000 award. Immediate family shall include spouse, child, stepchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister.