1st Financial Federal Credit Union presents a $10,000 donation to STL Youth Jobs to hire a Financial Empowerment Specialist for the 2015 program.
On Friday, May 23rd, representatives from 1st Financial Federal Credit Union continued their partnership with STL Youth Jobs by participating in a Job Fair and presenting a $10,000 grant to help the program hire a Financial Empowerment Specialist. The Financial Empowerment Specialist will work with STL Youth Jobs participants during the summer to develop savings habits and help the youth work towards achieving their financial dreams.
“On behalf of everyone at 1st Financial Credit Union, we are proud to be a part of STL Youth Jobs, and we are happy to lend our expertise to the program’s success, said Carol Minges, Chief Executive Officer at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. “1st Financial actively promotes financial empowerment. We want to see the youth we serve build healthy financial habits that will help them for the rest of their lives.”
She continued, saying “Helping our St. Louis young adults save their hard-earned money and to fully fund their goals are at the very core of our existence as a credit union. STL Youth Jobs is an outstanding program that will help us reach out to and engage the next generation.”
The past year for Amber Moody has been filled with change.
The 21-year old nursing student just had a baby daughter, moved back home to St. Louis and found a job that could be the key to her dream career.
“I am really concerned about the future. I want to make sure I have everything that I want,” she said.
Since January, Moody has worked in the Emergency Department at SSM DePaul Health Center. There, she helps enter patient information into the computer system, check their vitals and transports them to their rooms.
She secured the position while still in school, through a new STL Youth Jobs initiative called “Ferguson Forward.”