Elementary Student Council Visits the Credit Union
Dr. Mildred D. Henry Elementary Student Council Visits SBSEFCU
San Bernardino, CA – Not every fourth grader gets the chance to hold a $22,000 bag of mixed United States currency, but that’s exactly what happened on April 23, 2014, when the fourth and fifth grade student council scholars of Dr. Mildred D. Henry Elementary School visited San Bernardino School Employees Federal Credit Union (SBSEFCU).
“It was their favorite part of the experience,” said Marcus Funchess, Ed.D, Principal of Dr. Henry Elementary, “when the credit union CEO, Kevin Posey, allowed them to hold that bag. This was a great opportunity for them to interact with the adopters of our school and to learn about the day-to-day operations of the financial industry.”
The student council was greeted by Heri “Eddie” Garcia, Vice President of Operations, as they arrived at SBSEFCU. With the credit union staff dressed in school spirit shirts and the school’s motto proudly displayed on the digital display board behind the teller line, the scholars were given the grand tour of the credit union and participated in interactive demonstrations on how things run.
“These scholars were certainly smart, intelligent and full of greatness,” said Posey, as he referenced the school’s motto.
The scholars met with the staff, explored the vaults, observed how the ATMs work, saw the security systems, and asked several questions about the operation of the credit union. They even got the chance to see, feel, and compare counterfeit currency.
“Hosting the Dr. Henry Elementary student council was one of my favorite events in the two years I’ve been CEO at SBSEFCU,” explained Posey. “The questions asked and the insights they offered showed what a great job San Bernardino City Unified, and particularly Dr. Funchess and his staff, are doing to develop our community’s future leaders. We look forward to many more events with the scholars of Dr. Henry Elementary.”
SBSEFCU adopted Dr. Henry Elementary through SBCUSD’s Adopt-A-School program before the school began its inaugural year in the fall of 2013.