A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning for the new student-run Greer High School Branch of the Greenville Federal Credit Union.
The credit union branch is set to be run by students during lunch time on school days with the main selling points of the branch being savings and checking accounts, debit cards, and banking services for students, faculty, and staff while giving students real experience and academic credits.
Greer High Principal Justin Ludley spoke at the ribbon cutting while presenting a Greer High themed debit card he set up already at the branch.
“We are honored and excited to begin this new partnership with the Greenville Federal Credit Union,” Ludley said. “The opportunity to have a student-run financial institution in our school will empower student employees to build financial, marketing, and professional skills through expert training from the Greenville Federal Credit Union.”
Emily, a Greer High Senior who has taken a position at the new branch, said she is enjoying the experience.
“I’m just really excited for the rest of the year. I think it’ll be fun, and it really is a great opportunity,” she said.