A+FCU partners with four area high schools for a savings challenge “School Showdown” focuses on improving financial literacy

AUSTIN, TX (October 1, 2014) — A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU) takes its commitment to improving financial literacy to four area high schools with the Savings Challenge: School Showdown October 15, 2014 – April 30, 2015. Partnering with high schools having A+FCU branches—Connally, Hendrickson, Round Rock and San Marcos, the Challenge gives staff and students an opportunity to attend onsite workshops, complete online financial literacy courses and set

financial goals in competing for $13,000 in prizes for themselves and their school.

Each high school will compete for $5,000 by earning points based on the number of participants in the individual challenge, accounts opened, and staff and student participation in monthly financial workshops and course completion of online financial courses.

In addition, the top staff member and student at each school will each receive $1,000 based on the number of points earned and achievement of their pre-set financial goal. A panel of judges will review each challenger’s self- evaluation and points to determine the staff and student winner at each high school.

This will be the sixth Savings Challenge developed and run

by A+FCU. The previous Challenges have been with Austin area families, Austin Community College, San Marcos High School and Connally High School.

For more information and an online application, visit Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. October 14, 2014.

A+FCU is dedicated to providing the communities we serve with free financial education resources to help everyone achieve financial independence whether in our student-run branch, through our online financial courses with MoneyEdu or at one of our free workshops. A+FCU remains committed that learning smart money skills is important at EVERY life stage.

A+ Federal Credit Union has 18 Austin area locations including four high school branches, over $1 Billion in assets, and more than 116,000 members that include not only educators, students, and their families, but other members of the community as well. To find out more, visit the website at

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