Honor Credit Union Wins Desjardins Financial Education Award for Student Credit Union Program

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The Little Vikings Student Credit Union in South Haven participates in Honor’s Student Credit Union program. Call Honor at 906.475.4149 to set up a student credit union at your school!

St. Joseph, MI  –  December 30, 2015  – Honor Credit Union is proud of their award-winning Student Credit Union program, and they want you to know about it! In addition to recent awards for Credit Union Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year, Honor Credit took first place in the Alphonse Desjardins Award for their excellent Student Credit Union program. This award, through the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL), recognizes credit union efforts to teach financial concepts and skills to members and non-members in the youth and adult categories.

The MCUL selected Honor as the first place winner of this award for their outstanding Student Credit Union program! The 12 in-school student credit unions that reopened for business in the 2015/2016 school year are completely run by students, for students. Under the supervision of Honor branch teams, Student Credit unions promote life skills, financial literacy, and responsibility, all while showing kids how easy and fun saving money can be. It’s a great opportunity to teach our kids to take charge of their financial future.

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Students in Decatur participate in the Honor Student Credit Union program

A lot of effort goes into running the student credit union program. The Honor team and the partnering schools invest countless hours preparing for the opening of a student credit union and continuing successful operations of the in-school branches. Being awarded the Desjardins Award proves all that hard work and dedication to education has not gone unnoticed.

As the first place winner of the Desjardins Award at the state level, Honor Credit Union will now compete at the national level. Honor’s application for the state level will be reviewed by CUNA (Credit Union National Association) along with the applications from credit unions across the nation. Keep your fingers crossed for Honor Credit Union!

Start a Student Credit Union at Your School

It only takes a phone call to get started! Call Honor Credit Union at 906.475.4149 for more information about getting involved in the Student Credit Union program and starting a branch at your school. The Honor team is proud to invest in the communities they serve and happy to help every step of the way.

Honor Credit Union proudly serves more than 55,000 members across the State of Michigan. Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities they serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.