High School Credit Union
Doing some banking during lunch just got a bit easier for some.
The Branch at Emerald High School, an offshoot of the Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union, opened Wednesday.
The Branch, staffed by students in the banking services class, allows students and staff of the school to open accounts and do transactions on campus while giving its workers hands-on experience in a professional setting. The Branch is located off the cafeteria and is open during lunchtime.
There is also a branch of the credit union at Greenwood High School.
The students get experience in customer service and banking through roles such as teller, account opener and auditor. They also gain marketing skills.
“I just think it’s going to help them become a better person for themselves for our community, whether it be financial education, communication, helping our nonprofit organizations, because we do a lot of community involvement,” Byrd said.
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