Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to the Top Banana Educational Foundation
The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation today announced a $5,000 grant to Top Banana Education Foundation to support the organization’s after-school math programs throughout Newton and the surrounding areas. Newton-based Top Banana is a non-profit organization, which offers math education program to effectively educate children, excite them about math and help them become better learners.
“As finance professionals, we at Rockland Trust recognize the importance of math for everyone and we are thankful for organizations like Top Banana that help instill its importance in our young people,” said Cheryl Santee, branch manager at Rockland Trust. “We are pleased to support Top Banana in their mission to renew math education throughout Massachusetts.”
Currently, Top Banana provides its curriculum after school and on weekends for students in Newton, Hanover and the surrounding communities, with the goal of reaching schools nationwide. The Foundation is dedicated to teaching students the logic behind mathematics and capitalizing on children’s curiosity to engrain a passion for the subject in students from a young age.
“Many students, parents and even teachers nationwide believe math is only important for those in some fields, such as banking, but the increasing importance of technology across every industry has made math skills more important than ever,” said Alex Seriy, Founder and CEO of Top Banana Education Foundation. “I firmly believe that mathematics doesn’t just open the doors into a variety of careers and professions. It also helps students become more observant, organized, rational and self-reliant. Rockland Trust truly understands the importance of mathematics and we are thankful for their generous support, which will help us continue to change the way math is taught throughout the Commonwealth.”