MembersFirst Credit Union has opened a branch office inside Woodville-Tompkins High School. The student-run branch of MFCU has hired two students, Mason Warren and Ta'Nayia Green, to staff the branch office. They are part of the Woodville-Tompkins Work Based Learning program.
Though the soft open of the new branch was held in September, and the branch has been available for students and staff at Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School since that time, as of Friday, January 6, 2023, it is now open to staff and students across the district.
A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the occasion. See photos from that event here.
The Work-Based Learning Program provides students with real world experiences working in real jobs. Students at Woodville-Tompkins will learn smart financial habits, how to create a manageable budget, how to use credit and other life skills. Students can open checking and savings accounts, obtain a debit card, and learn the art of finance through the branch. The branch currently is open to the staff and students of Woodville Tompkins High School. Beginning in 2023, the branch will serve the District.
"We are very excited to take our partnership with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to the next level and open a student operated branch," said Ashley Dubois, Market Manager for MembersFirst Credit Union. "We want to see our younger generation grow up to be strong future leaders in our local communities. Students need to understand how to manage money. We prepare them for getting a job...we also need to prepare them for handing the money that comes with that job!"
For more photos from the soft opening last September here.