North Highlands, Calif. March 3, 2010 - SAFE Credit Union had plenty of good news to share this February, despite the challenging economy. As part of SAFE’s title sponsorship of the 30th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon, the credit union presented $10,000 in scholarships to participants this year. SAFE also sponsored the Rio Linda High School and Highlands Academy of Art & Design teams, as well as donated funds to reduce the cost of participation for all schools.
“Making an investment in your education is one of our top ten steps to financial well-being,” said SAFE President and CEO Henry Wirz. “By rewarding outstanding academic achievement, we hope to encourage their peers to appreciate the concrete benefits of education. We want to be a financial literacy resource, of course; but more than that, we hope to share the joy of learning in general with the community.”
The Academic Decathlon sponsorship is just one of the many resources that SAFE extends to build youth financial literacy within our community. The credit union also offers $10,000 in scholarships to exceptional college bound seniors. Rio Linda High School also partnered with SAFE to open a successful student-run on-campus branch in 2005. And, the credit union is committed to innovative products and services especially designed to meet the needs of its youngest members, and educational resources to increase youth financial literacy.
Established in 1940, SAFE Credit Union maintains assets in excess of $1.6 billion and serves more than 150,000 members through 21 branches in the greater Sacramento region.