Delta Community Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program | Schools
(WXIA) -- For the second year in a row, Delta Community Credit Union will sponsor the brass | Media Student Program, which brings financial literacy skills to classrooms across metro Atlanta.
Teachers can register for the program at studentprogram.com. Atlanta-based Delta Community's partnership with the Student Program has helped it reach more than 200,000 students in 159 schools.
One local educator -- Michael Young, a Career & Technical Education teacher at Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County -- was the 3,000th teacher nationwide to sign up for the program. He said it has strengthened his students' understanding of money and possible career paths, and has helped them prepare for college.
Because Delta Community's region has seen a spike in registration, brass | Media will conduct a case study of the credit union's practices to help other areas improve outreach, according to Student Program education director Laura Edmonston.
With more than 300,000 members, Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia's largest credit union. Credit union membership recently hit 2 million in Georgia and 100 million nationwide, according to Georgia Credit Union Affiliates.