Frederick County Public Schools and SkyPoint FCU launch financial literacy program to middle schools
Sponsorship will bring financial education to 13 middle schools
GERMAN TOWN, MD (September 12, 2023) — SkyPoint Federal Credit Union (SkyPoint), a premier, member-owned financial institution, and Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), a high-performing school system of 68 Maryland schools, announce a partnership to teach financial literacy across 13 FCPS middle schools.
“We are so excited to partner with Frederick County Public Schools to launch a formal financial education program into the middle school curriculum. We applaud FCPS for seeing the value in teaching financial best practices at a young age,” said Audra Pettus, Director of Community Relations for SkyPoint. “We are proud that we can support and fulfill a big mission under our SkyPoint Cares initiative for financial well-being in our communities, and hopefully this partnership can lead the charge in getting similar programming implemented at all Maryland schools.”
Via the PersonalFinanceLab.com, goals for “Finance Fridays” include decision-making, money management, problem-solving, collaboration, choices, prioritizing expenses, making trade-offs, learning to track income and expenses, managing money, and avoiding debt. Additionally, lessons in analyzing financial challenges, identifying problems, finding solutions, and working individually or in teams to discuss financial strategies, negotiate, and make joint decisions will be incorporated. The first Finance Lab will be presented on September 15, 2023, at Middletown Middle School and progress to the other 12 middle schools in the district. The “Life Skills in The Family” course will be taught by Melanie Stuart from 9:42 a.m. to 10:29 a.m.
“SkyPoint is the perfect partner for us,” said Norm McGaughey, Coordinator of Career Technical Education for FCPS. “They are highly experienced and active in bringing financial workshops and other programs to the community. Their sponsorship allows our students an opportunity to literally gain a healthy and hands-on understanding of dollars and sense.”
About SkyPoint Federal Credit Union
SkyPoint is one of the premier financial institutions serving Montgomery County, MD, Frederick County, MD; Arlington County, VA; Alexandria and Falls Church, VA; and the District of Columbia. SkyPoint is a Community Development Financial Institution and a designated Juntos Avanzamos credit union. They strive to offer our members a wide array of financial services,supported by the best technology, and while offering excellent value through our member-owned structure. To learn more, visit www.skypointfcu.com.
About Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS)
FCPS is a high-performing school system serving Frederick County Maryland. Frederick County is home to 68 schools, including 38 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 11 high schools, three public charter schools, an alternative school, a special education school, Flexible Evening High, and a Career and Technology Center.