TAMPA, FL, (February 19, 2014) Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, recently hosted Junior Achievement Day on Tuesday, February 18. This is the 6th year Grow Financial has worked with the students from JA of Tampa Bay. The mission of Junior Achievement is to provide business, economics and life skills to enhance the learning experience of young people. Recently, students enrolled in the JA programs at Armwood, Jefferson and Chamberlain schools in Tampa left their classrooms to spend a day in the real world of consumer financial services at a “Job Shadow Day” hosted by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union.
Fifteen students from JA of Tampa Bay spent the day touring the corporate office of the Credit Union, and interviewing employees representing virtually every department within Grow Financial, from accounting to branch operations, marketing, collections, IT, member contact center and lending. They were also introduced to Grow Financials three senior executives, Robert L. Fisher, President and CEO, Thomas R. Feindt, Executive Vice President and Gail Wean, CFO.
“The kids have a lot of fun, while learning at the same time, and we are thrilled to be able to host this event for the 6th year in a row at our corporate headquarters,” said Kenny Ebanyat, a key organizer of the event and EFT Supervisor for Grow Financial.
Grow Financial has long supported youth education initiatives, and has a dedicated Youth and School Committee which involves employees in such events as “Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day” and “The Great American Teach In.” The Credit Union also partners with the University of South Florida College Of Business for an annual networking event where USF students are introduced to the Grow Financial management team, as well as community business leaders.
About Grow Financial.
With 22 branches, and five more in development, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation with nearly $2 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership to include employees of more than 1,100 businesses. Established in 1955, Grow Financial has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. For more information visit www.growfinancial.org.