Advantage One Credit Union presents classroom grant to Huron High School

BROWNSTOWN, MI (June 14, 2018) — On June 12, 2018, Advantage One Credit Union presented $500.00 to Tiffany Shastal, a teacher at Huron High School in New Boston, MI.

Shastal qualified for the grant by taking part in Advantage One’s Banzai program, which brings financial literacy to students in the classroom. Teachers who actively participated in the program were invited to write a short essay stating what they would do with $500.00 for their classroom. All submissions were then voted on by a panel of Advantage One employees.

Shastal plans to use the funds to assist in purchasing personal finance software in order to enhance all that the students learn through the Banzai program. The software would simulate real life situations so students get a better grasp on real life situations.

“This type of software would help the students understanding of the procedures of accounting for their personal accounts or for a company and future job,” said Shastal. Needless to say, she was very excited to receive the email from Advantage One, letting her know her essay was the winning submission.

Advantage One is proud to partner with local educators to bring financial literacy to the classroom. Adding the grants has helped to increase participation by teachers and has allowed Advantage One the opportunity to speak to even more students about finances.

Teacher Ms. Tiffany Shastal on the left and Vice Principal Ms. Megan O’Brien

About Advantage One Credit Union

Advantage One Credit Union is a local financial organization with over $240 million in assets and two branches in southeast Michigan. Since 1952, Advantage One has served area residents by offering financial products, services, and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. Learn more at


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