A new Genisys Credit Union sponsorship aims to teach local high school students the importance of saving and investing.
The $1.4 billion, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based credit union announced a partnership with the Investment Club at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. The 40-member club led by high school teacher Janice Megerian introduces the principles of stock market investing.
Investment Club members participated in an online, virtual stock market investing game in fall 2012, and Genisys CU awarded a $50 Visa gift card to the student who developed the largest growing virtual stock portfolio. Genisys CU also said it gives out gift certificates to club members who attend weekly meetings.
“This is a great way to encourage students to take control of their finances early on in their lives,” said Jackie Buchanan, president/CEO for Genisys CU. “Not only is the investment club inspiring for students, but it also helps educate them on current economic conditions.”
Added Megerian, “We are very grateful for Genisys Credit Union’s sponsorship of the Investment Club at Adams. Their involvement helped encourage my students to learn more about the importance of planning and investing.”