Catholic Vantage Financial is proud to partner with St. Michael’s to bring you a student run credit union program. Youth Program Coordinator, Jennifer Galatis brings her many years of teaching skills to help guide the students.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT CREDIT UNION BRANCH?
The objectives of this program are to:
SAVING CAN BE FUN!
New accounts will receive a special pouch that can be used to safely bring their deposits on Student Credit Union days. They will also receive a savings record book to watch their deposits grow. Each time students visit the Student Credit Union Branch a representative will review the transaction with the student to help teach record keeping. Student Savers receive a small gift (i.e., stickers, pencils, bookmarker) when they make a deposit to encourage savings. Other activities and prize drawings will continue throughout the program year.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Once a savings account has been established with Catholic Vantage Financial, any student may participate by making deposits into their savings account at the Student Credit Union Branch
Your student will experience the rewards of good savings habits as they visit the Student Credit Union at your Catholic School. In addition, select students in the upper grades will be working in the operations of the Student Credit Union Branch gaining real world experience. If you have any questions or would like more information call (734) 432-0212, Ext 210 or email JGALATIS@mycvf.org
Catholic Vantage Financial has received national recognition for our student credit union programs such as the Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy award from the Michigan Credit Union league.
(Pictured Left – Right: Emma Teller, vice president marketing and business development, Jennifer Galatis, youth program coordinator, and Pete Bagazinski, CEO.)
Student credit union at St. Michael’s will take place on Tuesdays, usually twice a month, depending on the school calendar. The current school year student credit union schedule is:
October 2 & 16
November 6 & 20
December 4 & 18
February 5 & 19
March 5 & 19
April 2 & 16