Texas Trust Calls on High School Students to Join Youth Advisory Council

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Texas teens interested in learning about personal finances and credit union leadership are invited to join the Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council. Up to 20 high school students will be chosen to be on the 2012 Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council.

Lancze King, Katie Standford, and Regal Morales of Cedar Hill High School were part of the 2011 Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council.

The Council goes beyond financial education by allowing students to engage in various leadership roles during the course of the program.

Texas Trust Credit Union is inviting teens interested in community involvement and further expanding their personal financial knowledge to join the Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council. Applications for 2012-2013 membership are now being accepted.

Texas Trust launched the Youth Advisory Council in 2011 as part of its broader financial education campaign. The program is designed to teach and equip high school students with basic financial skills to prepare them for college and beyond.

The Youth Advisory Council provides educational and student leadership opportunities for high school students. Council members participate in bi-monthly meetings in which they learn about financial education, service leadership, marketing, and career opportunities in the financial field. They will also participate in a service project and volunteer at a community event sponsored by Texas Trust. In addition, the council members serve as a sounding board for youth-oriented financial products and services provided by Texas Trust. Council members will receive a stipend for their service upon fulfilling all of their monthly requirements.

"The Council goes beyond financial education by allowing students to engage in various leadership roles during the course of the program," said Amber Danford, vice president of marketing. "Students will have opportunities to lead meetings, develop presentations, and manage Council activities."

There will be two sessions for the 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Council. The first session will run from August to December. The second session will be from January to May. Up to 20 students will be chosen to participate in each session. The application for the first session is due July 21. Applications for the second session are due by December 18.

The Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council is open to all of the credit union’s high school members as well as students attending high schools in the districts of Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Arlington, and Kennedale. Private, charter, and homeschool students living within these school districts are also eligible to join the Council.

Eligibility requirements and an online application are available at Texas Trust Credit Union, or by calling, Naomi Brand at 972-922-2976.

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $721 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit http://www.TexasTrustCU.org. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

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