The eCO Credit Union Foundation was chartered in 2015 to help spread financial literacy in the communities served by eCO Credit Union. Throughout the years, the Foundation has accomplished this mission through a variety of outreach, including classroom seminars, grants, online programs, and even a financial conference. We are excited to share more about the most recent recipient of the eCO Credit Union Foundation’s outreach.
Beverly Morse has taught for a number of years; after joining the Jefferson County Schools system this year, she learned about the eCO Credit Union Foundation Grant program and quickly applied. She wants to implement a program in her classroom called “Financially ‘LIT.’” As a teacher at Erwin Middle School, a Title 1 School, she wants to give her students the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.
The program will involve a variety of components. Some of the focuses include budgeting, checking accounts, and identifying money. She plans to add a “Transformation Room’ where students will be able to purchase from a café, clothing shop, and grocery store.
Ms. Morse was presented with the grant check at eCO Credit Union’s Clay branch. The eCO Credit Union Foundation also plans to partner with her to offer classroom seminars for her students.
Thank you for championing financial literacy, Mrs. Morse! We look forward to seeing how your students are impacted by your passion for financial education.