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Robins Financial Credit Union Offers Financial Education in the Classroom

Warner Robins, GA – Robins Financial Credit Union is partnering with local high schools and colleges to deliver financial literacy education in the classroom. The financial education program was created specifically for young adults. Courses incorporate engaging material and are full of quality content to empower students to make informed financial decisions. “It’s important with us that students receive the tools they need to make wise financial choices. These partnerships are just another way that we can give back to the community, and make a difference in the lives of the young people that we talk to,” said Dee Dee Côté, SVP/Chief Administrative Officer for Robins Financial Credit Union

In 2016, Robins Financial partnered with 26 schools, offering financial education classes in 550 classrooms, to 10,000 students.  Some of the learning modules offered include: Budgeting, Earning an Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving, Using Credit, Borrowing, Financial Investing, and Protecting & Insuring. In addition to the in classroom sessions, Robins Financial also offers online tutorials called It’s A Money Thing Academy. In these modules students can work online at their own pace working through the course material, videos, and quizzes that measure the student’s success and understanding of the content. It’s A Money Thing Academy can be accessed at robinsfcuacademy.org.

“Robins Financial Credit Union's financial literacy training is a valuable asset to Central Georgia Technical College's students and provides many of our students with the financial information and insights needed to guide them toward solid financial decisions in the years to come,” said Cynthia Rumney, Dean for Academic Affairs at Central Georgia Technical College.

Robins Financial Credit Union plans to continue expanding financial education class offerings this year with a number of local high schools and colleges. Their goal is to help put students on the path to a bright financial future by giving them the tools they need to be successful at managing their personal finances. 

Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 179,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.2 billion. 

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