In the spirit of February’s “I Love to Read Month,” Crosstown Civic Credit Union team members spread the value of early saving habits to school-aged kids this month through storytelling events at schools, and in branches.
Aida Pamplona, Financial Services Officer at our 1450 McPhillips Street branch, read to a group of third grade classes at École Lansdowne on February 7. Lewis Penner, Regional Branch Manager for our city centre branches, fielded insightful questions from first and second grade students at St. Alphonsus School on February 21. To wrap up our city school tour, Vicki Panagiotou, Branch Manager of our 3161 Portage Avenue branch, read to a financially savvy third grade class at École Laura Secord School on February 28.
Also on February 21, popular Disney and Nickelodeon characters read at the 3161 Portage Avenue and 1450 McPhillips Street branches for preschool audiences. Check out photos from these events on our Crosstown Civic Credit Union Facebook page.
“More than ever, financial literacy needs to be recognized as an important life skill,” says Mona Forsen, CEO at Crosstown Civic. “It’s essential we teach our children about money so they can grow up to be financially savvy and secure adults.” With this in mind, we have lots of great promotions planned in 2019 dedicated to our youth members. For example, from now until March 31, new youth account members have the opportunity to earn passes to the Manitoba Children’s Museum or Arena VR when they open their accounts PLUS we’ll match the first deposit to a maximum of $50! Come visit us!