The Nevada Credit Union League was proud to recognize, Jaron Singleton of Boulder Dam Credit Union and Brandi Stankovic of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates for their outstanding efforts in teaching hundreds of Boulder City, Nevada teens the importance of money management. In a program sponsored by Boulder Dam Credit Union, juniors and seniors participate in an after school educational session that teaches them how to balance their accounts, use credit wisely and save for the future.
“Reaching the young adults in our community is a priority.” said Boulder Dam Credit Union Manager, Bill Ferrence. “We are proud of the efforts of Brandi and Jaron. They have dedicated many hours and weekends over the last few years to teaching our members (and our community teens) how to understand their finances before they graduate. We believe this will serve them forever.”
Dan Paulson, the President of the Nevada Credit Union League presented the award to Brandi and Jaron to show the support of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. The Nevada Credit Union League takes a strong stand on issues important to all of us, including education for all people.
Boulder Dam Credit Union has a vision for community development through education that goes beyond the traditional offerings of financial services and reaches into the realm of literacy and knowledge. The Credit Union introduced the financial literacy program in 2003. It was designed to help young members of the community expand awareness of mainstream financial services while learning the basics of financial management. The educational program features: Financial goal setting, balancing, using a debit card, effectively budgeting, and managing credit cards.
Over the years the program has expanded with the help of Brandi Stankovic and BLS Consulting, into a more robust development plan for young individuals that includes career planning, financial product knowledge, the importance of accountability, and life development. “I grew up in Boulder City and my first account was with BDCU. In college I quickly learned that credit cards were made available too readily to students. Many of my friends didn’t understand the importance of their credit score and how it can impact them beyond school. This made me want to teach and I’m glad that Jaron and I have the opportunity to work with local teens.”
Boulder Dam Credit Union has made a commitment to education, and the financial literacy program is an innovative and comprehensive educational resource for all young community members. “We do what's right for the member,” added Bill Ferrence, “And we thank Brandi and Jaron because they represent the credit union difference, caring about people.”