First Community is back in the classroom delivering their classroom program to local schools

BELOIT, WI (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 (WI)

FirstCCU, a member-owned financial institution, has been serving the Stateline for over 90 years. With seven full-service branch locations in Beloit, Janesville, and Monroe, Wisconsin, and Rockford and Roscoe, Illinois, FirstCCU has over 25,000 members and $310 million in assets, making it a Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior Safety-rated credit union for more than 24 consecutive years.


Kristi Hanson
Marketing Director
(608) 368-7687
First Community Credit Union
Beloit, WI

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