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Students Design Cards for New High School Affinity Program

March 04, 2013

Financial Center proudly announces the availability of a new affinity checking account program and VISA Credit Card partnership with New Palestine High School.

Financial Center is giving the school a donation for each card opened. The card designs were part of a project in faculty member Jeremy Large’s Interactive Media class at the high school. “I introduced the project by telling students they would all be professional graphic designers for the week. I gave my students some content and technical parameters and turned them loose. They had to apply principles of design, typography concepts, and a wide variety of technical skills to create their designs.”

The winning cards were designed by students Kristin Wagner and Katie Matus. Executives from Financial Center congratulated the students at the school on March 1st.

Carrying on the Credit Union’s commitment to youth financial education, it has made Financial Literacy Managers, and licensed teachers, Haylee Teeple and James Davidson available to lead guest lectures at the school.

The partnership between Financial Center and New Palestine High School is the fourth partnership that the Credit Union has established with a local school system. The Credit Union offers an affinity checking account through North Central High School, a credit card program at Cathedral High School, and has student-run branches inside North Central’s J. Everett Light Career Center and Arsenal Technical High School.

In addition to providing students with real-life work experience through on-site branches, managers of these locations lead a financial guest lecture series through the school’s business courses, providing students with the information and resources to give them a more solid start to a successful financial future. The Credit Union is very passionate about teaching financial literacy and responsibility to youth in Central Indiana and has won several awards for its outreach efforts.
 

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