Tinker Federal Credit Union has expanded its financial education outreach to include prison inmates and at-risk youth.
The Oklahoma City-based credit union's Assistant Vice President/Financial Empowerment Program Manager Cynthia Campbell said she can't think of a group that needs it more than those in Oklahoma prisons and Department of Human Services facilities.
Campbell conducted workshops at two minimum-security prisons in Oklahoma for prisoners who are within a year of being released. At Clara Waters Community Corrections Center, a men's facility, she presented two topics, Building a Better Budget and Understanding Credit, to an audience of about 30 inmates. A week later, she visited Hillside Community Corrections, a women's facility, presenting the same topics to 37 inmates.
The Tinker FCU Financial Empowerment team has also presented financial education to teens in a drop-out recovery program, those in the Supporting Kids in Independent Living program and those in the Department of Human Services system who are about to age out of the system when they turn 18.