July 22, 2014
9:40 pm

Busy Times for Honor Credit Union

The men and women of Honor Credit Union are running on all cylinders these days, launching a series of new Student Credit Unions even as they earn top honors from Berrien RESA for the work they do in the community.

Last week Honor Credit Union associates opened the door onto the Brown Bear Student Credit Union at Brown Elementary School in the St. Joseph Public School System.  That institution was launched in ceremonies on Friday, October 25th as a unit that will be operated by fourth and fifth grade students with the supervision and guidance of Honor Credit Union's St. Joseph branch staff.  The new financial office will be open every Friday morning at 8am for student deposits from here on out. 

Up next are Student Credit Unions at Lakeshore Middle School (opening today, Tuesday, October 29th) and Mustang Credit Union, a Student Credit Union for River Valley Middle and High School which will take flight tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th.  The Lakeshore Middle School facility will be called Lancer Credit Union and will be operated by the student council with supervision and guidance from Honor's Stevensville branch staff.  Lancer CU will be open during lunch periods every Tuesday from here on out.  For Mustang CU, operations will be handled by students from 6th through 12th grades under the supervision of Honor's Berrien Springs staff members.  Deposits at Mustang CU will be accepted during Wednesday lunch hours from here on out.

Honor Credit Union's student credit union program allows students to begin building an understanding of saving money.  Students run each unit providing them with valuable life skills including responsibility, math skills, marketing, and management.  The Credit Union has a rewards program for students as they make deposits, exhibiting how fun saving can actually be.  Honor operates more than 15 student credit unions throughout their branch markets, while serving more than 41,000 members over 14 counties in Michigan. 

In the middle of all of the student activity, the team of associates at Honor Credit Union has learned that their Berrien Springs office has been recognized by Berrien RESA for the prestigious Partners in Education Award for 2013.  That is an annual award recognizing partnerships with Berrien RESA through the support of the many and varied projects and opportunities provided to students in Berrien County.  The Credit Union is one of only six organizations to recieve the honor this year. 

Kellie Eldridge is Honor's Berrien Springs Branch Manager, and she says, "Honor is humbled to be recognized by such a great organization as Berrien RESA, and appreciates the opportunities to partner to help students and families in Berrien County."

Congratulations to the entire team at Honor for some incredible strides forward in partnership with the educational community.
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