Wisconsin credit unions oversee more than 100 school and
youth-run branches inside schools and other partnering
organizations. These branches are staffed and used by students who
learn to use financial products responsibly. Though these branches often
operate at a cost to credit unions, they realize the intrinsic
value of helping students avoid debt, complete their educations,
and become self-supporting members of the economy.
Michigan Credit Union League's "Credit Union School Branch Handbook" is a
great resource for credit unions that covers the regulatory, marketing
and logistical issues involved in establishing a student branch.
If you pursue forming a youth branch, please email Chad Helminak. The
League has sample presentations, communications for promoting school
branches. We can connect you with other credit unions that are
operating existing branches.