Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Sixteen high school students have been chosen to serve on the Texas Trust Credit Union Youth Advisory Council. The Council provides financial education and student leadership opportunities.
The Council meets twice a month to discuss and learn about personal finances, service leadership, marketing, and career opportunities in the financial field. The Council will also participate in a group service project and volunteer at a community event sponsored by Texas Trust.
The 16 members were chosen for the Council from 90 applicants. Their session will run through December 2012. Three are sophomores, seven are juniors and six are seniors. They were chosen based on their student leadership credentials, extracurricular activities, and willingness to actively serve and participate in bi-monthly meetings and community events.
The 2012 Council members for the fall session are:
This is the second year for the Youth Advisory Council, which is part of Texas Trust's financial education initiative. The Council is designed to equip high school students with basic financial skills to prepare them for adulthood.
"The applicant pool for this Council was outstanding," said Amber Danford, vice president of marketing. "We are encouraged to see so many students interested in financial education and their interest in the Council. We look forward to working with them and teaching them how to be financially independent."
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).