Vote for your favorite schools below to help them advance in the first round of our virtual tournament! Scroll to view the full bracket. The winning school is awarded $1,500 and the runner up gets $500!
Don’t forget you can support your favorite school with a Mascot Debit Card, every purchase provides cashback for the school. Thus far this program has raised $163,556 for our Mascot schools. Open your account here.
Walker High School vs Liberty Magnet High School
Voting begins April 8 at 9:30am
2021 Mascot Madness Bracket
Don’t forget to support your favorite school with a Mascot Card of your own!
More info about the Mascot Program:
Neighbors contributed a combined $75,000 to 15 participating schools during the 2020 school year. The funds came from NFCU’s Mascot Checking Program. The Mascot Checking Program invites high schools within the Greater Baton Rouge area to participate by allowing Neighbors to create a custom debit card for each school.
These checking accounts come with a school-branded debit card and Neighbors contributes money to the school for each debit card purchase. After the school has 100 active Mascot Checking accounts, the school earns ten cents per purchase, and the schools earn five cents per purchase before the first 100 active accounts.
“Because of how this product is designed, there really is no limit to what we can provide for schools,” Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said. “We’ve seen schools start drone programs, furnish new computers and provide essential materials over the years. We look forward to seeing schools continue to innovate education with these funds.”
In addition to receiving contributions generated from the checking account program, the participating schools are invited to annually select a graduating student to receive a Neighbors Way Scholarship. Thus far, the foundation has awarded $95,000 in scholarships.
The third and final component of the Mascot Program is providing complimentary financial education to the students. Neighbors FCU’s financial literacy coordinator makes regular appearances to each school, and Neighbors provides financial literacy curriculum to the schools free of charge. Neighbors also has financial literacy centers at Walker High School and Denham Springs High School.
Schools participating in the Mascot program include:
- Parkview Baptist School
- The Dunham School
- Baker High School
- Baton Rouge Magnet High School
- Broadmoor High School
- Central High School
- Denham Springs High School
- Lee High School, Live Oak High School
- McKinley High School
- Port Allen High School
- Scotlandville High School
- Southern University Laboratory School
- Walker High School
- Woodlawn High School
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