Suitland, MD (PRWEB) April 08, 2016
Financial literacy is a crucial life skill for young people, but it’s one that too few are learning.
That’s why in April, Andrews Federal Credit Union is focusing on helping youth become more financially fit. For the entire month, Andrews Federal will be hosting events that will help local youth strengthen their money skills and pump up their savings.
“Youth fitness has become a national priority, with an emphasis on exercise and proper nutrition,” said Andrews Federal CEO Jim Hayes. “But with all the hurdles facing young people in the future, historic levels of student debt, we believe financial fitness is just as important.”
The theme of the month-long event is Credit Union Strong. Like all credit unions, Hayes said, Andrews Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative.
“Member education and concern for the community are part of the foundational principles of our business structure,” Hayes said. “Passing along basic money skills to the next generation so that these kids might have a brighter future embodies both those principles—and that’s what we believe it means to be credit union strong.”
To view some of our upcoming events at Andrews Federal branches, please visit our website.
About Andrews Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union was founded in 1948 to serve the needs of military and civilian personnel by providing a vast array of financial products and services. With over $1 billion in assets, Andrews Federal has grown to serve more than 116,000 members in the District of Columbia, Joint Base Andrews (MD), Springfield, Virginia (VA), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (NJ), and military installations in central Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In addition, the Credit Union serves as a financial partner with many select employee groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and New Jersey.
To learn more about Andrews Federal Credit Union and its community involvement, or to become a member, call 800.487.5500 or visit http://www.andrewsfcu.org.