Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge recognized American 1 Credit Union as their Corporate Partner of the Year on June 1 at the Celebration of Achievement Dinner at the Ella Sharp Museum.
The Junior Achievement Corporate Partner of the Year Award recognizes an organization that enhances learning career development, entrepreneurship, and economics, emphasizing personal finance among the youth in their local community. American 1 sponsors multiple Junior Achievement events, including their CEO Challenge, empowering young individuals to build and present a business plan to local business professionals.
“It is an absolute pleasure to empower our local youth toward a healthy financial future,” stated Collin Martin, Financial Wellness Manager for American 1. “As we focus on our mission of offering personal everyday banking to our community, we hope to continually teach local youth how to build their financial toolbox to ensure they have the resources for financial success after they complete their educational journey.”
Martin officially joined the Board of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge in June of 2023 and has taken on additional responsibility in building financial wellness in his community through strengthening the partnership between the two organizations.
The mission of Junior Achievement is to believe in the possible and help young people understand what they can accomplish in their lives by taking what they learn in school and connecting it with life outside of the classroom.
American 1 and their employees align with the Junior Achievement vision by offering financial wellness classes in local schools, promoting healthy saving habits with their Eagle Earners and Independence accounts, and avidly supporting all events hosted by the organization.
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 63,000 members, including over 200 local employees, with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.
Corporate Partner of the Year Award
American 1 Executive Team, Financial Wellness Department,
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