During the month of November Everett Meredith Middle School, part of the Appoquinimik school district in Middletown, Delaware, was visited by Dover Federal Credit Union Community Relations Officer, Susan Yocum, and Dover FCU Middletown Branch Manager, Megan Seaser. Providing financial literacy to the entire 8th grade class, a total of 306 students, Ms. Yocum and Ms. Seaser led an extensive workshop which covered information about banking, budgeting, saving, credit, and financial planning. The workshop also included a variety of interactive activities and discussions highlighting the importance of determining differences between “wants” and “needs” to assist in better developing a budget in which impulse purchases could be avoided and necessities could be obtained.
Counselor Dana Rideout who organized the event summarized the experience by stating, “Teaching financial skills to kids before they enter college or the workforce is crucial to helping them grow into adults who can achieve financial security and success. It’s up to us to raise a generation of mindful consumers, investors, savers and givers. The sooner we start taking advantage of everyday teachable money moments, the better off our kids will be.”
Originally founded on Dover Air Force Base in 1958, Dover Federal Credit Union has been committed to supporting the communities that they serve for over 60 years. Dover Federal has been voted a First State Favorite Credit Union for 3 years in a row. To experience the Dover Federal difference, visit any of their seven branches, or visit them on the web at www.doverfcu.com.
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