Students learn how to manage their money at high school credit union branch

Students learn how to manage their money at high school credit union branch

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — On Nov. 17, TruMark Financial® Credit Union celebrated the opening of a student credit union branch in Bensalem High School (Bensalem, Pa.). High school administrators, TruMark Financial representatives, and members of Senator Tommy Tomlinson and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s staff participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located within the halls of the high school, the student branch encourages young people to begin financial relationships and educates them on the value of saving money. Student ambassadors work under the supervision of a TruMark Financial employee and experience what it’s like to work in a financial setting. Students can deposit money, cash a check, make a withdrawal, and even set up direct deposit to their credit union account.

The student branch is an opportunity to expand the credit union’s financial education efforts within the school. Often viewed as a “financial laboratory,” the student branch provides limitless learning opportunities.

“We are happy to partner with Bensalem High School and bring real world financial literacy into the school. By providing students with a better understanding of the basics of finance — how to save, budget, and invest — we are giving them the tools to manage their money more responsibly,” said Richard F. Stipa, chief executive officer, TruMark Financial.