Students at Westwood High School will benefit from a new partnership with Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. Grow Financial is opening an office on the school’s campus. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
Assistant Principal Mike Young, who was instrumental in bringing the partnership to Westwood, says this has been in the making since August 2013.
“This venture allows students and staff to open and manage accounts at our school. The partnership is even more lucrative because Career and Technology Education (CATE) students in marketing, finance, and banking areas can apply for a year-long internship with Grow Financial,” said Young.
Four students have already started their internship this school year.
“All too often you hear that today’s students are not getting the financial training they need to manage their money wisely,” said Westwood Principal Ralph Schmidt. “This is a real world experience that lets students become members of a real financial institution, using real money.”
Westwood is the second Richland Two school to have its own banking facility. Last school year, Richland Northeast opened its own branch of SAFE Federal Credit Union on its campus.
If you would like more information about Westwood’s partnership with Grow Financial, please contact assistant principal Mike Young at 803.691.4049, ext. 36362 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.