JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The $1.1 billion Community First Credit Union of Florida has rolled out a prepaid card to supplement its financial educational efforts and to allow families to begin giving their teen-aged children greater financial responsibilities.

The Community First reloadable card allows parents to easily load money onto the card, giving students immediate access to funds. The card can also be used as an ATM card and provides parents the opportunity to monitor every transaction.

"Both parents and students can view how money on the card is being spent," said John Hirabayashi, president/CEO of Community First Credit Union of Florida. "This is a helpful tool to teach financial responsibility as college students transition into adulthood."

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