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Investing in our community—it’s what
Be the Change is all about.

Be the Change offers area high school students (age 13+) the unique opportunity to work as positive agents of change in our community. After completing a few requirements, you’ll be eligible to win one of seven yearly $1,000 awards. And you’ll have access to our Be the Change checking accounts, which include ATM forgiveness, a free customized debit card, and no minimum balance requirements.

Open a Be the Change checking account*

This special checking account offers unique perks like ATM forgiveness, a free customized debit card, and no minimum balance requirements.

Give back to your community and become financially smart

Make a difference for you and your community by volunteering for at least 20 hours and completing a series of five financial literacy modules at your own pace.

Have an opportunity to win one of seven $1,000 awards

In your senior year of high school, once the Financial Literacy and Volunteering requirements are met, you will receive $50 to pay forward in your community and will create a short video about how you used the money to make a positive change in your community.

*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.

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.

Don’t forget to follow Be The Change on  Twitter and  Instagram @MyMechanicsBTC.

Be a part of something greater.

To learn more, please contact us at 419-524-BANK, text “BTC” to 419-777-9005, or email

Or enroll today