Hands-on financial education for our youth!
🌟 Credit unions across the country open branches in elementary, middle and high schools. Referred to as In-School Credit Union Branches or Student-Run Credit Unions, these programs provide a unique hands-on way for young people to learn about taking control of their money and financial future.
🌟 For example, some branches look very similar to an actual credit union branch with equipment and technology to open accounts, as well as make deposits and withdraws. Other in-school branches may not allow for real-time deposits. Instead, a member of the credit union staff often along with student volunteers, set-up in a common area of the school like the cafeteria to accept deposits that are taken back to a branch for processing.
🌟 Students are often selected as volunteers or hired by the credit union to help support the program. Students who are selected to work at in-school credit union branches gain valuable job skills by, serving as tellers, bookkeepers, computer operators, branch managers, or marketing managers. In addition, students learn about confidentiality, professionalism, behavior in a business environment, and the importance of good communication skills. Students also receive financial education training to provide peer-to-peer financial education in the classroom or during financial literacy workshops before or after school.
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