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TLC Student-Run Branches Open in 16 County Schools

TLC Community Credit Union student-run branches opened the first week in November throughout 16 county schools. The student-run branches are open weekly to accept and process deposits from student members. More than 500 local students are active members of TLC and the number is growing as the new school year gets under way. Students are encouraged to set savings goals and are inspired to start thinking about their future finances.

Raymond Prettyman, LISD Tech Center Co-Op student from Onsted High School, likes so many things about the in-school program. Raymond commented, “I like that the kids have started saving and they don’t have to ask their parents to drive them anywhere to make a deposit. The credit union is right there for them to deposit their savings. It’s great to see the students run the credit union and perform the duties of a teller, auditor, computer operator, bookkeeper and branch manager. But what I see happening is the communication skills they are developing with their peers and gaining real life experiences. Personally, I like working with the kids and understanding the entire process and how it all comes together when I get back to the credit union and I go to the teller line to make deposits.”

For a complete listing of student branches and schedules, visit here. For additional information about TLC’s Youth Financial Literacy Program, please contact Lilly Wolcott, Youth Financial Education Supervisor, at 517-264-0409.

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2015-11-16 00:00:00