Help teach your student the value of saving with LOC!
Hillside Credit Union opens Thursday, October 17th!
In 1995, LOC Federal Credit Union opened its first student-run credit union in Farmington Hills. Today, LOC is a proud partner with Farmington Public Schools, Hartland Consolidated Schools and the Howell Public School District and operates 21 in-school branches.
For eight years, LOC Federal Credit Union has operated a full-service, student-run branch at Hillside Elementary, which is managed by students with the supervision of an LOC employee. Student employees gain hands-on experience on how to run a branch and they perform duties of the various positions available at a financial institution. They are also taught real-life work skills, such as
- Resume writing and interviewing techniques
- Professionalism and teamwork
- Development of responsibility and leadership skills
- Increased student confidence
- Counting money efficiently
- Financial education classroom presentations
- Importance of having healthy savings habits
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Increased math skills and more.
Not only does this program teach valuable skills to students working the credit union, this also gives all students real-life lessons in savings and finance.
All students, staff, and parents at Hillside are eligible to open an LOC account through the student-run credit union. Hillside Credit Union is open Wednesday afternoons from 1:45pm-2:15pm and operates under the direction of Jenn Kuzara, Youth & Community Development Coordinator at LOC.
To open an account, access the links below to print and complete an application and return to Jenn Kuzara on Wednesday’s, between 1:30pm-2:30pm or go directly to LOC’s website to begin the account application process online.
For a full list of student-run branch locations and operational hours, visit locfederal.com/cuatschool.
Youth & Community Development Coordinator