August 27, 2008
Financial Center Opens Student-Run Branch at Walker Career Center
FCFCU, in cooperation with Warren Central High School and Walker Career Center, will open a student-run credit union Center inside the Walker Career Center today. The branch was established to help teach students about money management and starting off on the right financial path.
The facility at Walker Career Center is the second student-run Center we have opened since last year. We opened Indianapolis' first student-run credit union Center in 2007 at the J. Everett Light Career Center in Washington Township.
Students and teachers will be able to bank at the Center during school hours. Students will be able to open checking and savings accounts and will have access to the branch's ATM with their parents' permission.
"We are hoping to duplicate the success of the J. Everett Light student-run branch model at the Walker Career Center," said Tara Turner, Financial Center's Director of Financial Literacy Programs. "Today's youth need more financial guidance than ever, and as part of our credit union's mission, Financial Center is committed to teaching students the importance of good money management."
For more information on bringing a student-run branch to your school, click here.
Watch for more news concerning our new venture at the Walker Career Center coming soon.