MembersFirst Credit Union, Alexander High School, and Chamber representatives celebrated the opening of the MembersFirst Credit Union in-school branch by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on October 24th. The in-school branch is the first student-run credit union in Douglas County and the second for MembersFirst.
MembersFirst Credit Union opened the doors to its new student-run branch at Alexander High School on August 21st. Located on the Business Hall, the Alexander High School branch is well positioned next to the school store, Cougar Corner, and next door to the Marketing and Financial Literacy/Banking classrooms. It is open to serve students and staff each day. As in-school employers for the Work-Based Learning program, students gain valuable experience working in a financial institution while providing convenient service, quality products and financial education to the student body, faculty and staff.
Student-employees are recommended by Julie Jeffcoat, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Alexander High School, and are interviewed by members of the MembersFirst team. The students then go through training where teachers help ensure the students are well trained in the operation, gain exposure to the financial services industry and have all the support they need to be effective and excel.
Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray, commented, “This is an awesome opportunity for students to learn about finances while gaining the work experience needed for their future. We are thrilled to support your efforts to educate the future leaders in our community!”
For more information about MembersFirst Credit Union, contact their office at 770.920.1221, or visit their website, www.membersfirstga.com.