Tulsa Boys’ Home Residents Learn Finance

VOLUNTEERS: Employees of Tulsa Federal Credit Union volunteered with Junior Achievement of Oklahoma to teach financial literacy to the residents at the Tulsa Boys’ Home. From left, Kodee Robertson, Tulsa Boys’ Home teacher and Tulsa FCU volunteers: Shanna Godberson, Carolyn Hutchison, Andy Tripp and John Dill.

Employees of Tulsa Federal Credit Union (Tulsa ) volunteered with Junior Achievement of Oklahoma () to teach financial literacy to the residents at the Tulsa Boys’ Home.

For 49 years, provided numerous programs designed to prepare young people for the real world by generating wealth and effectively managing it. “The Personal Finance program chosen is a natural fit with the Tulsa Boys’ Home curriculum and the resident’s real life experiences,” Tulsa Senior Vice President of Human Resources and volunteer Carolyn Hutchison says.

“A major component of our residential treatment program is preparing our boys for a successful future, and a solid, quality education is a big part of that,” Tulsa Boys’ Home Gregg Conway says. “Financial education will help our boys at Tulsa Boys’ Home to understand not only the value of a dollar but the value of hard work spent to gain that dollar.”

The Personal Finance program focuses on earning money, spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously, and protecting one’s personal finances. The five-day curriculum taught the participants that healthy personal finances take planning and managing. Employees of Tulsa shared life experiences and career advice through project-based activities. Through this process, the participants began to analyze major life events and issues that have financial implications.

“Our employees were thrilled to see that proverbial light bulb go off with the boys while we talked about their future and financial responsibility, says Hutchison. “It was a rewarding experience to see their appreciation and humbling to understand their challenges.”

This partnership stemmed from the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run’s primary beneficiary package won by Tulsa Boy’s Home. Tulsa offered a financial literacy program as additional gift to the Tulsa Boys’ Home.

“A primary focus of our overall mission at Tulsa is to be a positive force in the community,” Tulsa President and Greg Gallant says. “It’s through our time, energy and resources in the community that we can impact the lives of those in the areas we serve.”

About Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Junior Achievement inspires Oklahoma students K-12 by bringing the business world to life inside the classroom through memorable, exciting, hands-on learning experiences. Established locally in 1966, serves more than 55,000 Oklahoma students in 67 school districts and 277 schools. Junior Achievement utilizes more than 4,000 dedicated members of the community to implement their programs. Globally, Junior Achievement is the leader in financial literacy programs positively impacting more than 10 million students. To learn more about how you can support Junior Achievement of Oklahoma or to volunteer in a classroom, visit www.jaok.org or call 918-663-2150.

About Tulsa Federal Credit Union
Since 1943, Tulsa Federal Credit Union has thrived on the life-long partnership with its Members. Starting with just 12 members and $240 in assets, its devoted members and knowledgeable staff have helped grow the institution to 62,000 members, more than $660 million in assets with 12 locally convenient branches. It is the essence of Tulsa Federal CU’s mission to be the life-long financial compass for its members, a positive force in the community, the best at making each member’s experience exceptional and the commitment to trust, integrity, teamwork and making a difference that sets them apart.

About Tulsa Boys’ Home
Tulsa Boys’ Home was founded in 1918 as the first boys’ home in Oklahoma. It is a nationally accredited residential treatment facility that helps 11 to 18 year old boys with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems, and houses 64 boys a day, 365 days a year. is a United Way Partner Agency located in west Tulsa County on 160 acres at 2727 S. 137th W. Avenue in Sand Springs.
For more information about Tulsa Boys’ Home, visit their website at www.tulsaboyshome.org.

Updated 03-03-2015

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