(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union has partnered with 3DE Junior Achievement to teach Savannah High School sophomores about problem-solving in the context of a financial institution – and to help them present during the Chase Challenge Presentation held on Oct. 19.
3DE Junior Achievement partners with national and local businesses to introduce the case method approaches to public high schools, enabling students to connect their education with real life scenarios. Over a five-week span, students work in teams to craft a solution to an actual problem faced by a partner company such as Center Parc.
“We presented the students with a case challenge on cultural agility,” said Regina Pointer, Savannah marketing growth specialist for Center Parc. “We asked them a question that we work on every day: how can we attract younger members to the credit union? It’s a chance for them to learn from us – and for us to learn from them!”
During the first part of the learning process, Center Parc financial experts acted as coaches for the participating students, bringing their relevant problem-solving techniques to the student teams. On Oct. 19, those same experts served as judges during the competition.
Teams researched their cases and developed their unique solution to the question into a formal presentation. Judges from Center Parc evaluated and provided feedback on each presentation and ultimately selected the winning team.
The winning team members were Keshauna Gusby, Christiana Roberts, Destiny Frazier and ShaNiya McNair.
“We are excited to see what our students figured out with the help of Center Parc Credit Union,” said Shybria Moore, 3DE Junior Achievement director. “Partnerships like this allow our students insights into real-life problem-solving skills and give them the confidence they need to enter the workforce We couldn’t be fore thankful for the credit union’s time and energy!”
ABOUT CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION
Center Parc Credit Union is a division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the state of Georgia. In September 2020 two new Center Parc Credit Union locations opened in the Savannah area: at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road. The new financial flagship office is now open in Berkwick Market Place. An ongoing community gardens program was launched in August 2020. The member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative is dedicated to helping hardworking people save money and prosper. Each member’s funds are insured for up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, call 800-849-8434, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.centerparc.org
Regina Pointer, Savannah Marketing Growth Specialist
Center Parc Credit Union
5698-A Ogeechee Road
Savannah, GA 31405
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