St. Valentine Student Credit Union

Student Credit Union students

Catholic Vantage Financial is proud to partner with St. Valentine Catholic School 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. 

Program details


The objectives of this program are to:

  • Raise the awareness of financial services and products to promote the benefits of good savings habits and setting financial goals.
  • Provide an educational environment for students to receive hands-on experience in a financial setting.
  • Introduce life employment skills for student workers such as organization, human relations, cash handling, marketing, and teamwork to the student workers.


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.



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

Program Recognition


Catholic Vantage Financial has received national recognition for our student credit union programs such as this 2015 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.)

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St. Valentine Credit Union Schedule

Student credit union at St. Valentine will take place on Wednesdays, usually twice a month depending on the school calendar. Please refer to The 2017 – 2018 schedule below:


October 16th
November 13th
December 18th


January 15th
February 12th
March 18th
April 22nd
May 13th

If you have any questions or would like more information call (734) 432-0212, Ext 210 or email