Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Beacon CU and JA partner for financial literacy

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Beacon Credit Union awarded a $1,000 check to Junior Achievement of Huntington County to help support their mission of financial literacy education in Huntington County. Junior Achievement’s programs help students build practical skills, such as entrepreneurial thinking, workplace interpersonal effectiveness, goal-setting, decision making, and the fundamentals of economics.

An estimated 1,600 students in Huntington County will be impacted by community members who volunteer to teach JA programs inside area classrooms. The volunteer’s unique approach and experience helps bring local relevancy to the classroom.

Junior Achievement is funded by local donations from businesses and individuals. Their support, much like Beacon Credit Union, makes it possible to empower students to own their economic future and become thriving Huntington County citizens.

Shown in the photo on front row is Jennifer Vanderpool, development manager, Junior Achievement and Cheryl McCoy, branch manager, Beacon Credit Union. Back row, John Garrott, audit manager, Beacon Credit Union and Crystal Jarvis, teller, Beacon Credit Union.