PHOENIX (9/3/15)--Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey promoted financial literacy to students at Phoenix’s Metro Tech High School and donated $500 toward a matching fund to help freshmen open savings accounts at the in-school branch of Canyon State CU, Phoenix.
Ducey presented the check to school Principal Bryan Reynoso for the credit union’s savings promotion. The credit union helps students learn how to manage money and grow their account to cover expenses such as yearbook purchases, prom tickets and graduation caps and gowns.
After touring the Metro Tech Branch, Ducey met with students and shared his work background, noting he began as a bus boy in Ohio. He emphasized “paying yourself first” when beginning to earn a living.
Canyon State CU, headquartered in Phoenix, is “committed to promoting financial education and helping students prepare for their future,” said its CEO, Jane Dobbs. It also provides students “an opportunity to gain work-based learning experience through on-the-job training at the student-run branch,” she said.
The Metro Tech Branch, which offers financial services for students, faculty and staff, is operated by student volunteers who are supervised by Canyon State CU management and personnel.