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Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $1,500 to help Alpine School District launch new transition skills program

Donation to assist special needs students with learning job skills

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 15, 2018) — Security Service Charitable Foundation is helping Utah’s Alpine School District to fund a new transition skills program with a $1,500 donation that will go towards equipment to teach special needs students various shopping and retail skills.

The Alpine School District’s Alpine Transition and Education Center (ATEC) helps students with special needs who were unable to fulfill graduation requirements due to their disability or condition. They provide daily life skills and job training, helping these students to find employment at local businesses.

“Security Service’s $1,500 donation will greatly help the special needs students of Alpine School District,” said John Hughes, director for the Alpine Transition and Education Center. “It is because of donations like this that we are able to provide a supportive educational environment for people with diverse dreams and abilities.”

With the help of Security Service, ATEC will be implementing a new shopping area for students to learn necessary transition skills, teaching them comparison shopping, purchasing, counting money and shopping within a budget.  Students will also learn check out skills such as scanning, finding products, using a scale, counting out change and balancing a drawer.  Security Service’s donation will specifically be used to purchase a computer and other equipment to run the software program for this new shopping simulation center.

“Security Service is honored to partner with Alpine Transition and Education Center as they help students with special needs navigate the transition to becoming independent and active members of the community,” said Ben Wiseman, vice president of member service for Security Service Federal Credit Union.

Since the ATEC’s inception, over 500 students have graduated from the program to live more fulfilling and independent lives. Currently, 114 students are enrolled in the program.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union’s market areas that better the community and help to improve the quality of life.

Ben Wiseman, vice president of member service for Security Service Federal Credit Union and Bryce Millecam (center), assistant vice president of member service for Security Service Federal Credit Union, present a $1,500 donation to John Hughes (right), director for the Alpine Transition and Education Center.


About Security Service Charitable Foundation

The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-Profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

Contacts

Travis Bowles

Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager

Corporate Communications

Security Service Federal Credit Union

15000 IH 10 West | San Antonio, TX 78249

Office: 210-476-4837 | Mobile: 210-740-8441

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