In the heat of this recession, business is steady at the Darter Dollar$ branch of Pennies for Power Youth Credit Union in Apopka. In March and April, 10 new students opened savings accounts and started building their nest eggs. The student operators (some of whom posed for the pictures above) gave a combined total of more than 15 classroom presentations over the last two months to spread the word about our project, educate their peers about the importance of saving, encourage their peers to open accounts. Their hard work paid off as we saw a spike in membership during the week or two after our presentations. Congratulations crew!
The student operators also recently held elections to solidify their leadership for next year. Congratulations to sophomore, Maria Uribe, and junior Pedro Cordero who were elected as president and vice president respectively to carry the toarch for the Darter Dollar$ branch next year!
The remaining above photos above show our credit union office ready for operation. The first shows our storefront as all students see it when we operate on Tuesdays during lunch. The second shows a behind the scenes view of our "office" behind the third vending window in the Apopka High lunchroom. Not too shabby, eh?