Travis Credit Union wins Prestigious Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award – The Vacaville Reporter


Travis Credit Union has obtained nationwide recognition for its excellent monetary schooling efforts to empower communities via monetary literacy. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) introduced on Nov. 2, that the credit score union earned First Place because the nationwide winner of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.

The recognition follows Travis’s first-place state degree Desjardins Financial Education awards, for each youth and grownup classes, commending the credit score union’s dedication to foster monetary inclusion of army, veterans and economically deprived youth.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to educating our members and communities about personal finance and preparing them for a stronger and brighter future,” Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union stated. “Throughout our 70-year history, we’ve built a reputation on providing financial education and financial literacy to all people, regardless of socio-economic status or background. This recognition highlights our commitment to changing lives and uplifting communities through financial wellness.”

In the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award class, Travis Credit Union was honored for offering outgoing help to foster youth via packages like Life after High School and The Financial Education Forum. The workshops are designed to assist younger adults achieve perception into larger schooling and the best way to entry faculty.

In response to the pandemic, TCU reinvented packages and adopted a completely digital setting to proceed to fulfill the monetary schooling wants of high-school college students. In partnership with native faculty districts, TCU created the digital Back to School Challenge – a four-week on-line problem throughout the summer season of 2020 that offered teenagers the chance to study managing cash whereas at residence via on-line actions.

TCU additionally transformed its Mad City Money program to be absolutely digital, offering high-school college students with a sensible simulation of economic conditions that assist them higher perceive the best way to handle cash in the actual world. Over 6,000 college students have benefited from Travis Credit Union’s Mad City Money initiative because it began in 2009.

The credit score union additionally partnered with organizations comparable to First 5 and Children’s Inc. to supply a monetary schooling collection for folks, instructing them how they will construct their baby’s cash administration abilities.

“Congratulations to the 2021 award winners for their outstanding accomplishments. We celebrate the work that each institution has done to promote financial wellbeing within their respective communities,” CUNA President and CEO, Jim Nussle, stated. “Each award recipient represents the spirit of what credit unions are all about – people helping people.”