Community Federal Opens Hillman High School Credit Union to Help Promote Financial Literacy

Hillman, MI (May 5, 2003) Community Federal recently opened a credit union at Hillman High School to give students the opportunity to learn more about savings and how to manage their money.

Hillman High School Principal Andrew Rogers said, "We’re always looking for opportunities to get our students into real world experiences to give them the best education we can. Our partnership with Community Federal helps us do that."

Students of teacher Hallie Snyder’s Real Business class are responsible for running the credit union one day a week and also marketing the program to other students.

Community Federal’s Teller Supervisor Nancy Post coordinated the high school program and explained, "Hillman’s High School Credit Union is an important expansion of the program we’ve had at Hillman Elementary for the past several years. High school students have the opportunity to do more kinds of transactions and learn how to use ATM and online banking services."

Snyder said, "Our partnership with the credit union complements our financial literacy program by helping students understand what it takes to build good credit."

All students have the opportunity to sign up for membership and conduct their transactions real-time over Community Federal’s system that is made available during the school’s Achievement period.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., membership in Community Federal is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the Michigan cities, townships or counties of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Alpena, Otsego and Montmorency. With

more than 34,000 members, Community Federal provides financial services to members

at six branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more information, visit the credit union web site at www.cfcu.org or call (734) 453-1200 or (877) 937-2328, toll free.

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Media Contacts:

Sarah Cousineau

Community Federal Credit Union

734-453-1200, ext. 468

scousineau@cfcu.org

 

Margaret Knes

Margaux & Associates, LLC

313-406-3467

mknes@margauxpr.com

 

 

 

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