SECU continues a winning tradition for SECU Youth Financial Education!

RALEIGH, NC (August 14, 2017) — State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) brought home two top honors from the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) Conference held recently in Boston, Massachusetts.  Continuing a seven-year winning tradition as a major financial literacy advocate for North Carolina students, SECU received first place team awards for the Highest Number of Students Reached by a Team (66,561) and the Highest Number of Presentations Given (707).  Team SECU won the awards in the category of credit unions with assets of $1 billion or more.

The Credit Union has been an active participant in NYIB conferences for years, highlighting its successful partnerships with North Carolina educators, state agencies and non-profit organizations across the state to help teach children and young adults about spending, budgeting, saving, career development and other financial topics.  SECU uses a variety of educational resources, including its in-house FAT CAT® program for children 12 and under, the Zard® program for teens and young adult presentations geared for college students.  In addition, outside curricula is provided through Biz Kid$, Reality of Money financial simulation activities for 8th-12th graders and the National Endowment for Financial Education® High School Financial Planning Program®.

SECU Member Education and Outreach Manager Kelli Holloway is NYIB’s South East Regional Coordinator and represented State Employees’ Credit Union at the Conference.  She comments, “It’s very exciting to have our cooperative’s efforts recognized on the national level.  SECU has hundreds of trained staff members throughout the state who deliver financial education presentations in local schools and communities on a regular basis.  The results reflect the Credit Union’s dedication to helping youth of all ages realize the importance of managing money.”

“Collaboration is the foundation of the credit union movement and an essential part of the success of NYIB now and for years to come,” remarks Mandy Clayton, NYIB Chairman and Director of Financial Education at FivePoint Credit Union.  “We are grateful for teams like SECU, and we commend their enthusiasm and commitment to arming North Carolina’s young citizens with the education needed to help them become financially successful adults.  We appreciate the Credit Union’s ongoing support and offer our congratulations to State Employees’ Credit Union for their winning accomplishments!”

About State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)

SECU ("see-Q"), Maryland’s largest state-chartered credit union, serves 250,000 members across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit, SECU puts its members first and remains responsible solely to its member base. SECU seeks to serve all of its member needs in one place with most Marylanders qualifying for membership. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 25 financial centers and provides access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network. With more than $5 billion in assets, SECU ranks among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets in the U.S. Insured by NCUA. For more information, visit or follow SECU on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Stacey Bollinger

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