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Members 1st "Bison Buck"




BACKGROUND

In November of 2010 the Carlisle Area School District partneredName the Branch Winners with the Members 1st Federal Credit Union to provide financial literacy to students. This partnership has produced many exciting opportunities for students to apply knowledge learned in business classes to real world situations.

Students at Carlisle High School participated in a "name your branch" contest in which students were able to submit a name for their Members 1st branch. Select members of the High School staff and employees then voted on the names and "Members 1st Bison Buck" was launched.

In 2013 Carlisle High School and Members 1st received an Exemplary Program Award from Shippensburg University for their partnership and commitment to financial literacy among students. The partnership has continued to provide valuable presentations to Carlisle's Personal Finance class. Bison Buck is not just a branch at Carlisle High School it is a financial learning lab dedicated to educating students in financial literacy.

HOURS OF OPERATION

The Carlisle High School branch, located in the Fowler lobby, is open every Monday and Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A cooperative education student works along side an experienced Members 1st employee to assist customers with their financial needs.

'"ADVICE GUY" VISITS CARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL

Students from the high school's Shakespeare Troupe and Communications Technology Program filmed a Members 1st Commercial featuring the Credit Union's very own Advice Guy. This commercial is broadcast over the school's HerdTV network.

Lights Camera Action Members 1st Commercial and CNA

Related Files

American School Board Journal Article (PDF - 112 KB)
Article published May 2011 in the American School Board Journal highlighting the partnership to teach financial literacy between the Carlisle Area School District and Members 1st Federal Credit Union

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