MCCU's CU In School Kicks Off 18th Year
In the fall of 2001, Marshall Community Credit Union opened its first student-run credit union branch at then, Sherman Elementary School. Since then, that one school branch has grown into nine total branches and an entire financial education program titled CU In School.
MCCU’s CU In School program is designed to teach young people the importance of saving money by making it easy, accessible and fun. Money management skills are learned by kindergarten students all the way through high school. By participating in the program, students not only learn valuable money management skills that they can take with them through adulthood, but also good work ethics and an understanding of how an actual credit union is run and operated. Students are encouraged to participate in the program in one of two ways. Either by opening a savings account, making weekly deposits and earning incentives, or by working at school branch as a student volunteer (volunteers are also encouraged to open an account and make deposits).
MCCU’s CU In School program includes the Student-Run Branch (SRB) at Marshall High School as well. The MHS SRB is open every Friday, September-May, during both lunches for all students, faculty and staff. The remaining eight CU In School branches will start up the week of Sept. 23.
For more information about the CU In School program, contact MCCU’s Financial Education Coordinator at 269.781.9885 or via email.