Student-Operated Financial Literacy Centers
As part of our “Partners in Education Program”, FMFCU embarked on an exciting and unique partnership with select Delaware County, Chester County, and Delaware State School Districts by opening Student-Operated Financial Literacy Centers.
High school students run a Student-Operated Financial Literacy Center inside their high school under the supervision of FMFCU employees. The on-site Student-Operated Financial Literacy Center offers students, faculty, staff and parents a full service financial institution where they can deposit funds at select locations, open free savings and checking accounts and apply for loans. The Student-Operated Financial Literacy Center is open to those who normally have access to the school.
This initiative was developed by FMFCU to enhance its Community Education Program with three major objectives in mind: to provide teens with real-life personal finance skills, job skills and overall financial literacy for the entire student body.
Student-Operated Financial Literacy 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 Literacy 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