South Carolina Federal Sponsors Junior Achievement

Contact:  Jessica Jackson, VP-Corporate Communications
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(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – January 10, 2012 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina with a sponsorship check of $5,000 on January 4. 

“Financial education is an integral part of our mission at South Carolina Federal,” said Scott Woods, President & CEO, South Carolina Federal Credit Union.  “Through this partnership with Junior Achievement, we anticipate reaching more students with the tools they’ll need to reach long-term success.”

South Carolina Federal’s sponsorship will directly benefit West Ashley High School where South Carolina Federal will continue to present financial education seminars with the addition of Junior Achievement curriculum in the coming year.

“With support from organizations like South Carolina Federal, Junior Achievement will reach more local students,” said Chad Vail, President, Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina. “Our goal is to ensure as many students as possible are empowered to own their economic success with Junior Achievement programs.”

About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston.  More than 140,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Calhoun, Orangeburg or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and 74 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at

About Junior Achievement (JA)

Since 1966, Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina volunteers have delivered JA’s financial literacy & workforce readiness curriculum to thousands of elementary, middle and high school students throughout Coastal SC. JA Volunteers present sequential age appropriate lessons that are interactive and memorable for students, while user-friendly for the volunteers themselves. Teachers welcome JA volunteers into their classrooms to confirm the relevance of academics to work readiness. It is imperative that we share these fundamental concepts in our classrooms – Now More Than Ever! So far in the 11/12 academic year, JA of Coastal SC has assigned volunteers to 213 classrooms impacting 4,686 Students in 35 Schools. Please visit for more information.

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