SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being was invited to provide financial education for the City School District of Albany’s first virtual professional development day.
A wide body of research indicates that personal financial stress is implicated in a range of physical and emotional health concerns and carries residual effects into the workplace. Increasingly in the United States, employers are making a wellness commitment to employees by providing development opportunities beyond job-related training. The district’s event included learning themes of instructional technology, equity, and adult self-care.
A total of 96 district teachers and staff participated in Your Credit Score: How to Repair, Maintain, and Build Up A Credit Score, and Tackle Your Debt via live interactive webinars. Participants actively shared their thoughts and questions in the chat. One individual attending Your Credit Score shared, “I felt it was very informational especially with the fact that I'm looking to be a first-time homebuyer in the near future.”
Another participant shared their gratitude for SEFCU’s support and the quality of the learning opportunity. “SEFCU's dedication to assisting both employees of the City School District of Albany and members of their credit union shines through their wonderful professional development opportunities. I felt welcome and well informed by the presenters who helped tackle the complexities of credit score management. Using the techniques and resources made available by SEFCU's presenters, I now feel confident in how to better manage my credit and have successful lending opportunities in the future.”
Inspired by their own experience, district teachers have requested future financial education events for their classrooms. “SEFCU was great. Their session was informative without being overwhelming and helped me understand and feel more confident about my credit. I liked it so much that I signed up for another webinar and told my friends to check their offerings.”
This event demonstrates the opportunity organizations have to provide financial education for their employees, whether they are a small business or a large school district. To inquire about SEFCU’s free financial education for your organization, email [email protected]
Interested in setting up a financial education session with SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being? Submit a request by visiting SEFCU’s Financial Education Request Form