Press Release

PSECU and On My Honor Penn State Collaborate to Teach Young Girl Scouts About Managing Money

State College, PA - March 20, 2017 - PSECU and On My Honor (OMH) Penn State Campus Girl Scouts held a financial literacy seminar aimed at helping local Brownie Girl Scouts earn their Money Manager badges. The event was held on March 18th in the Hammond Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

During the two-hour event, the participants moved through several stations that featured information on Types of Currency and Making Change, Budgeting, Shopping, and Fun Things to Do with Money. There were also activities for putting this newfound knowledge to work, including a bingo game using financial terminology and shopping through the use of play money or swapping items. Heidi Wrights, Manager of PSECU's State College Financial Center, collaborated with the officers of OMH Penn State to put the seminar together. PSECU also provided piggy banks that the girls decorated and used for the budgeting and shopping activities. At the conclusion of the event, 15 Brownie Girls Scouts had successfully completed the requirements for their badges.

OMH Penn State is a university group whose purpose is to promote and support the values of girl scouting while serving the campus and the State College community. Membership is open to Penn State University students, faculty and staff members, male or female, who are at least 18 years of age. "On My Honor" members register as adult volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America and must secure required clearances in order to be able to work with youth.

About PSECU

Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 400,000 members and have almost $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information on how we contribute to the greater good, view our Community Report Card.