Texas Trust names 16 students to Youth Advisory Council that equips students with financial skills

MANSFIELD, TX (October 8, 2013) — Texas Trust Credit Union has selected 16 students to participate in its Youth Advisory Council for the fall session. Students from five north Texas school districts and two private schools have been named to the Council.

The Youth Advisory Council was launched in 2011 as a leadership development program focusing on personal finance. The program is designed to teach and equip high school students with basic financial skills to prepare them for college and beyond.

Council members meet twice a month to learn about personal financial issues, service leadership, marketing and career opportunities in the financial field. The Council will also participate in a community service project benefiting the Children’s Medical Center. Members will also participate at several Texas Trust community events throughout the session.

Members include five sophomores, four juniors, and seven seniors. Council members for the 2013 fall session are:

Arlington: Angel Murphy (Fellowship Academy), Giovanni Cesto (James W. Martin High School), Victoria Avila and Orion Koepke (Juan Seguin High School)
Cedar Hill: Thaddaeus Bacon (Cedar Hill Collegiate High School), Ryan Cameron (Cedar Hill High School)
DeSoto: Wendon Blair and Alessandra Wheeler (DeSoto High School)
Fort Worth: Madeline Sullivan (Fort Worth Country Day School)
Grand Prairie: Jacob Brunson and Isaac Molina (Dubiski Career High School)
Mansfield: Ana Cruz and Mi Mi Nguyen (Mansfield Timberview High School), Justyn Cole (Mansfield Frontier High School), and Tyler Nelson (Mansfield Lake Ridge High School)

Fifty-six high school students applied for positions on the Council. The students chosen will serve through December 2013.

“The Council is an interactive educational program that teaches and equips students with skills they will use throughout their lifetime,” said Amber Danford, senior vice president of marketing. “The students also get to see how a financial institution operates, so they have a better understanding of how our financial system works.”

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust, one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas, provides financial services that enable members to build brighter financial futures. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With assets of more than $760 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. It has 12 branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Hurst, and Athens. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit

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