Student Run Credit Unions

Our student credit unions are on hold until school is back. Check out our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards for financial literacy activities for all ages.

We believe the more young people understand about money, the more successful they will be later in life. That’s why we invest time, talent, and resources in teaching young people money management skills. We have partnered with Catholic schools to bring the banking experience directly to students.

Student Credit Union at Catholic Schools


  • Twice a month, students can independently make deposits into a real savings account that is registered with Catholic Vantage Financial. This usually takes place during lunch / recess time.
  • Students from upper grades may be selected as the Teller, Member Service, and Marketing Representatives. They learn valuable real-life work skills.
  • Catholic Vantage Financial provides all of the equipment, training, and oversight.

The Student Credit Union is run by our Youth Program Coordinator, Jennifer Galatis,  who brings her many years of teaching skills and banking industry knowledge to help students become successful in the program. Jen also has PGC training. If you would like more information on how to get a Student Credit at your school call (734) 432-0212, Ext 210 or email

Your privacy is important to us. For security purposes, please do not include any confidential or sensitive information such as account, credit / debit, or social security information in your emails. Instead, please visit us in person or call us at 734-432-0212 to discuss sensitive information.

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Upper Grade Student Credit Union Workers

 Upper Grade Student Credit Union Workers

The TELLER, MEMBER SERVICES, and MARKETING people will work together as a team to assure a smooth process. You will learn the duties of all three jobs to have a better understanding of the operations.

teens at ATM

  • Responsible for counting money and keeping money safe
  • Issues transaction receipts
  • Works with Accounting Representative on verifying money and balancing daily work and transactions
  • Views and explains on-line transactions
  • Records transaction in passbooks, computes balance
  • Helps students pick put prizes and enter drawing
  • PA Announcements
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Help promote student credit union

Participating Schools

We currently sponsor Student Run Credit Union’s at these Catholic Schools


All Saints Catholic, Canton
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth
St. Edith Catholic School, Livonia
St. Michael The Archangel, Livonia
St. Valentine, Redford Township

About the program

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.)