PenFed Credit Union and EVERFI to host a financial education event for 11th grade students at San Juan High School
This initiative is part of PenFed’s commitment to invest in the future of Puerto Rico
TYSONS, VA (February 4, 2019) — PenFed Credit Union and EVERFI will host a financial education event for 11th grade students at St. Mary’s High School in San Juan on Friday, February 8 at 8 a.m.
In partnership with EVERFI, a leading education company, PenFed recently introduced an innovative new financial education platform for public and private schools across Puerto Rico at no cost. Students gain access to a cutting-edge curriculum that teaches them how to make smart financial decisions and prepares them for success. This innovative program is called “Tu Dinero, Tu Sueño” (“Your Money, Your Dreams”).
PenFed is working with 10 public and private schools in San Juan, Hatillo, Bayamón and Guaynabo to implement the program, reaching over 500 students.
The financial education event will feature remarks from PenFed President and CEO James Schenck and EVERFI Senior Advisor Kurt A. Schindler, among others. Community volunteers, including PenFed financial center managers, will participate in a “speed networking” activity with the 75 students who recently completed the EVERFI financial education curriculum.
During the activity, students will have the opportunity to ask PenFed and community volunteers questions as part of small group conservations tying back to the critical skills taught in the curriculum.
Event details are below:
When: Friday, February 8, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Who: James Schenck, President and CEO, PenFed Credit Union,
and CEO, PenFed Foundation
Jamie Gayton, Executive Vice President, Operations, PenFed Credit Union
Kurt A. Schindler, PhD, Senior Advisor for EVERFI
Where: St. Mary’s High School
Urbanización Sagrado Corazón
Calle San Javier L-4 (1,565.17 mi)
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926
PenFed Credit Union and EVERFI’s financial education event is open to registered media. Special attendees will be available for interview. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kassandra Sebastian atKassandra.Meholick@penfed.org or (571) 328-1854.
**This is not a public event**
PenFed recently held a ribbon cutting event for its new Hatillo financial center opening soon and plans to open two more branches as part of its long-term investment in Puerto Rico. PenFed currently serves nearly 200,000 members in Puerto Rico through two other financial centers in San Juan and one in Fort Buchanan.
Following Hurricane Maria, PenFed supported its members in Puerto Rico by providing loan payment relief for borrowers facing hardships caused by the natural disaster. Every PenFed employee received a $150,000 aid package that included a disaster relief stipend, two weeks’ worth of meals and a portable power generator.
PenFed also teamed up with Gary Sinise Foundation to host a benefit concert that raised national awareness of Puerto Rico’s ongoing hurricane recovery needs and delivered a night of relief and entertainment for survivors on the island.
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving 2.9 million members worldwide with $35.3 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading certificates, checking, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.