TAMPA, FL, April 2022: To kick off Financial Literacy Month, GTE Financial, one of Tampa’s largest locally owned and operated not-for-profit credit unions, is hosting a Level Up event, a free financial workshop for teens ages 12-16. Following the success of February’s Level Up seminar, GTE will host a second workshop, providing complimentary financial education and resources for young adults. Teens and their parents can participate in this Level Up event on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Plant City Community Financial Center.
Financial Literacy Month aims to encourage people, especially students, to improve their financial literacy and be savvier spenders. This Level Up event will assist young members in opening checking accounts and teaching them how to safely use technology to manage their finances through GTE mobile or online banking, including checking balances and setting up alerts.
“With Financial Literacy Month upon us, it is the perfect time to educate our community’s youth on financial wellness and the need for effective financial education. Our last Level Up event was a huge success! We educated participants on the importance of their first checking account, debit card, virtual services, and more. We are excited to host this next event to educate more teens on the importance of managing their finances,” says Holly Markham, VP of Community Engagement & Strategic Growth.
While students learn about money management, their parents and guardians can meet one-on-one with a GTE advocate to open their child’s account. After the workshop, GTE will assist teens in setting up mobile banking, debit card retrieval, card alerts, and ATM access. All deposits will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50.
If you are interested in attending April’s Level Up event, please reserve your spot at gtefinancial.org/levelup.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at gtefinancial.org.
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