I would like to acknowledge and thank Travis Credit Union for its continued support of the communities it serves.
Travis Credit Union has provided financial literacy information and services to students and parents for the past six years. Financial literacy helps to develop a greater understanding and value of developing a budget, creating credit/debt awareness and includes projects like “Mad City Money,” a teen financial boot camp where students develop a sense of the financial responsibilities they will face as adults.
They are assigned a career with an income that they are tasked to establish housing, utilities and related expenses, thus giving these participants an early experience of financial and life-planning requirements.
Travis Credit Union has also taken an active role in helping students find an education beyond high school by offering and annual Cal Grant awareness workshop, where students are offered information concerning the state-funded Cal Grant benefits and the federal grants available to provide college access. These grants are for the neediest of students, who might otherwise be unable to attend college. Travis Credit Union pays for chartered bus service to bring an average of 400 students each year to these workshops, where professionals from California Student Aid Commission and other selected federal aid processors share the steps necessary for these students to connect to these free grants and scholarships.
It doesn’t stop there. Travis Credit Union is a supporter of several Cash for College worships at local high schools, designed to assist students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the primary financial aid application that every student should submit if they plan to enroll in college.
In closing, I want to say thank you to Travis Credit Union for the continued commitment it chooses to make, supporting the communities it serves.
Student services specialist, Napa Valley College