First Community is back in the classroom delivering their classroom program to local schools
CHESTERFIELD, MO (September 7, 2018) — With a new school year under way, First Community is back in the classroom delivering their classroom program to local schools. In the 2017-2018 school year, the program was taught to 13,482 students in St. Louis area schools, public and private. It is a fun, interactive program and teaches kids the principles of saving, spending and sharing and how there needs to be a balance between them. Teaching the program is a full-time job for Kelly McCoy, Community Education Specialist. Many schools schedule Kelly on a recurring basis ensuring she is booked as much as six months in advance. Along with the classroom program each student receives a ‘goody bag’ with promotional items and an invitation to become a member that contains a gold one-dollar coin.
“The program has grown consistently year over year.” said First Community President & CEO Glenn D. Barks. “As a parent and grandparent, I feel good knowing that we are partnering with local schools to provide this program in the classroom. It really compliments our Rising STARS kids program that pays a dollar for every A on their report cards. It’s not inexpensive but I think it’s worth it and I am very proud that we can offer it to our communities”.
About First Community Credit Union
First Community Credit Union has been operating for over 85 years and serves over 350,000 members. First Community is in the top 100 credit unions in the nation and was recently named the top credit union in Missouri by Forbes. Its mission is to provide quality products and affordable financial services. It serves all persons living and working in the communities of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair.