Student-Operated Financial Literacy Centers
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s Financial Resource Centers provide financial education, resources, and solutions to students, faculty, staff, their families, and the school district community at large. Our mission is to strengthen the community we serve by encouraging fiscal responsibility and helping individuals achieve their financial goals one member at a time.
FMFCU currently has ten Financial Resource Centers in High Schools in Delaware County (PA), Chester County (PA), and the state of Delaware. Our centers are run by our student interns and managed by our Youth Financial Education Coordinators. The interns are selected after an interview with a coordinator and the Youth Financial Education Relationship Manager. They participate in a summer training program prior to the start of the new school year.
All of our centers have a Financial Literacy Theme for each month, including; Products and Services, Budgeting, Credit, and Identity Theft. The interns participate in the lessons with their coordinators. They then create “Fin Lit” materials such as newsletters, marketing pieces, and mini-lessons. The student interns also serve as relationship managers. They help coordinate and participate in events in all of the schools throughout their district.
Student-Operated Financial Resource Centers Open Year
- Interboro High School – Opened 2004
- Springfield High School – Opened 2005
- Upper Darby High School – Opened 2005
- Penn Wood High School – Opened 2006
- Strath Haven High School – Opened 2006
- Technical College High School – Brandywine – Opened 2012
- Marple Newtown High School – Opened 2014
- Alexis I. du Pont High School – Opened 2015
- Garnet Valley High School – Opened 2015
- Ridley High School – Opened 2016
FMFCU Student-Operated Financial Resource Centers feature the following:
- Student-Operated Financial Literacy Center are true business laboratories that operate on school campuses
- Increased opportunities for financial literacy education
- Students learn how financial institutions operate
- Students act as employees of the credit union and operate and market the in-school Student-Operated Financial Literacy Center
- Students experience and develop crucial social skills, and work-life skills
- Opportunities for full-time and summer employment for student employees
- High school students, faculty, and staff have the convenience of an on-site financial institution that promotes saving for the future
- Students participate in financial education activities in various district schools