Students Learn Financial Literacy From State Representatives

Contact: Linda Zabik – (248) 745-8914

In honor of Youth Financial Literacy Month and the Literacy Legislative Challenge, Genisys Credit Union hosted State Representatives, Eileen Kowall and Tim Melton, at two school presentations during National Credit Union Youth Week.

Genisys presented a lesson to 28 4th graders at Brooks Elementary School in White Lake on Monday, April 19, 2010. Students learned many common financial terms, what international money looks like and the importance of saving. State Representative, Eileen Kowall, helped the students with their financial literacy activities.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Genisys spoke to 26 5th graders at Herrington Elementary School in Pontiac. The class learned how different denominations of money can equal the same amount, what debt is and the difference between banks and credit unions. State Representative, Tim Melton, helped the students understand why it’s important to learn about their finances.

“We were honored to have both State Representatives assist us in our school presentations,” said Lon Bone, Vice President of Public Relations & Community Involvement. “They are both very passionate about the credit union movement as well as youth financial literacy.”

Genisys hosts numerous classroom presentations throughout the year in the communities where we are located. To schedule a presentation, please contact Andre Micou in the Public Relations Department at

(248) 322-9800, ext. 1094.

Genisys Credit Union is glad to be part of your community, and we truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first.” We are locally owned, locally controlled and continue to earn Bauer Financial’s 5-Star Superior Rating for safety and soundness. Follow our community involvement on Facebook at and Twitter at to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood. A calendar of events can also be found on our Web site at

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