As you know, Shay Olivarria, has had a mutually beneficial relationship with the SCE Federal Credit Union Foundation for years, so you can imagine how happy she is to learn that 10 the students at Baldwin Park High School have finished in the top 20% of all the students that took the national financial education challenge!
In 2011, 52 public schools in California competed in the competition and posted scores below the national average, which can be attributed to California high school students not being required to take a financial literacy course in order to graduate.
Baldwin Park High School, which offers a financial literacy program with the help of SCE FCU’s Foundation, had 10 students finish in the Challenge’s top 20 percent nationally in 2011.
“Through the SCE FCU Foundation, teenagers are forming healthy money management skills,” says SCE FCU CEO Dennis Huber. “In 2011, we were able to help nearly 4,000 individuals with financial educational programs. Our foundation is an extension of the credit union movement – people helping people.”
Last year, SCE FCU partnered with Boyle Heights Technology Center and Watts Youth Opportunity Movement, two non-profits running a special youth workforce program for 14-21 year olds, to educate them on smart money management skills. More than 140 participants opened a special savings and checking account, which SCE FCU designed with safeguards to avoid overdraft fees as students learn to use their account.
Congrats to all the students!
Here’s to another banner year with SCE Federal Credit Union Foundation!
Here’s to making a difference every day with students across the country!
Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com.