LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. — Michigan First Credit Union recently treated its student branch "staffers" to a pancake breakfast and award ceremony.

The credit union has student branches at seven Southfield elementary and middle schools. The program is held annually at the end of the school year to recognize the students' accomplishments and to congratulate them on the money they deposited into their savings accounts through the program. It is also a time to recognize the school that opened the most new accounts and had the most deposit dollars.

Since the Michigan First Student Branch Program began in 2001, it has had great success. Students participating in the program hold various positions including Branch Managers, Assistant Managers, Tellers, Computer Operators, Bookkeepers and Greeters. This year, over 140 students applied for these positions. On school banking days, which are supervised by Michigan First employees, students wear Michigan First logo shirts and name badges.

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