Greenville Federal Credit Union and Greenville Senior High School have partnered to operate a student-run credit union branch inside the high school. This initiative brings real world financial literacy and education into the school and allows students enrolled in the school’s Academy of Law, Finance and Business to gain real-life experience and preparation for both college and future careers. Students earn course credit and gain hands on experience as they manage and operate a fully functioning Greenville Federal Credit Union branch.  

The student-run branch is named “The Branch at Greenville High” and carries its own branding reflective of the Greenville Senior High School brand. Students, faculty and staff have daily access to the financial services provided by The Branch at Greenville High. The student-run branch is not open to the general public.  

This initiative is a first for Greenville County Schools. Ten selected students will work along-side a teacher leading the student-run branch. The students received in-depth training over the summer to prepare them for operating The Branch at Greenville High. At the completion of the summer-long training, students are capable of not only handling cash and opening new accounts, but also implementing growth strategies through a marketing plan they develop.  

“At Greenville Senior High School we seek to provide students with authentic experiences in their classrooms and in our community so that they are receiving more than just a high school diploma. Through this generous partnership with Greenville Federal Credit Union to establish The Branch at Greenville High, we are able to provide the most authentic training experience available. The opportunity for our students to be trained as credit union employees and to gain real-world preparation in a professional environment is priceless,” said Greenville Senior High School Principal, Jason Warren. “With the operation of The Branch during the school day, our entire student body will have an opportunity to learn and practice personal financial management skills. This is a perfect example of a wonderful opportunity for students that could not exist without the support of a business partner like Greenville Federal Credit Union.”


Benefits to Students, Faculty and Staff

Student Specialists: 

  • Earn course credits throughout the school year 
  • Receive real-world, on the job training 
  • Gain financial literacy 
  • Develop leadership, marketing and organizational skills 
  • Practice networking 
  • Become involved in school and community events  

Faculty, Staff and Students: 

  • Gain financial literacy 
  • Enjoy convenient daily access to credit union services 
  • Access money-saving and reasonably priced financial services 
  • Receive membership incentives and gifts 
  • Take pride in having the only school credit union in Greenville

Membership and Accounts

The first step is to join Greenville Federal Credit Union by becoming an official Member.  

Membership Requirements 

  • Student Membership: open a Share Savings Account with a $5 deposit (minimum) 
  • Staff Membership: open a Share Savings Account with a $25 deposit (minimum)  

Membership Benefits 

  • No joining fee for becoming a member 
  • Receive a Membership Welcome Gift 
  • Debit Rewards (applies to Checking Accounts) 
  • Qualify for all eligible membership perks such as access to discount entertainment tickets 
  • Cast your vote at our Annual Membership Meeting  

Account Options for Greenville High Student Members 

  • Student Share Savings Account 
  • Student Share Checking Account 
  • Student Fall Back Funds Savings Club Account  

Account Options for Greenville High Staff Members 

  • Greenville High Staff are eligible to apply for any adult (age 18+) accounts and services offered by the credit union.

How to Join

Start your application in The Branch at Greenville High or online. Complete all fields and submit.  

For Student Membership bring the following to The Branch to complete your membership application: 

  • $5 Deposit into Student Savings 
  • Proof of address 
  • Greenville High Student ID 
  • Primary ID - a valid Driver’s License, Permit, State ID, Passport, Military ID, Birth Certificate or Social Security Card  

For Staff Membership bring the following to The Branch to complete your membership application: 

  • $25 Deposit into Share Savings 
  • Proof of address 
  • Greenville High Staff ID 
  • Primary ID - a valid Driver’s License, Permit, State ID, Passport, Military ID, Birth Certificate or Social Security Card  

Look for your welcome email from the credit union with important account details.



HOURS 

Monday - Friday, following the Greenville County Schools Student Calendar  

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


STUDENT SELECTION 

Students working within The Branch at Greenville High are selected through a strict application, teacher recommendation and interview process in the spring, for the following school year. Students from each grade level are considered for positions.


SECURITY 

The Branch at Greenville High is designed, built and operated with the same security systems and measures as all other Greenville Federal Credit Union branch locations. Students working in The Branch are thoroughly vetted and receive in-depth operations and security training. All account information is private and transactions are safe, secure, sound and backed by NCUA.


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