Nusenda Credit Union Announces Socorro as Additional Location for High School Summer Financial Capabilities Course

May 29, 2018
Thanks to a long-standing partnership with Socorro Consolidated Schools, Nusenda Credit Union has expanded its free personal finance course to area high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the area south of Albuquerque. The program aims to help students gain sound financial skills and knowledge, and also earn elective credits toward their educational requirements.

Thanks to a long-standing partnership with Socorro Consolidated Schools, Nusenda Credit Union has expanded its free personal finance course to area high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the area south of Albuquerque. The program aims to help students gain sound financial skills and knowledge, and also earn elective credits toward their educational requirements.

This new opportunity will be available in Socorro July 9 – Aug. 2. Additionally, there are courses available through Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo Public Schools, and Santa Fe Public Schools:

  • Albuquerque High School from June 4 – 23
  • Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo from June 4 -29
  • Capital High School in Santa Fe June 4 – 29
  • Eldorado High School from June 25 – July 16
  • Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe June 4 - 29

“We’re excited about this opportunity to teach Socorro-area students the importance of managing finances, while giving them the opportunity to understand how making smart money choices can positively impact their lives – now and in the future,” said Shana Runck, Nusenda’s Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Capability. “This educational program is just one of the many ways that we work toward making the communities in which we serve better places to live, work, and play.”

Those interested in attending the course in Socorro can contact Socorro High School Principal Mario Zuniga at mzuniga@socorro.k.12.nm.us, or at (575) 835-0700.

Students in the Albuquerque area can sign up for the course at the Bruce and Alice King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. For more information, visit http://www.aps.edu/summer-programs/2018-high-school-summer-school-.

Bernalillo High School students can contact Principal Larry Davis at 867-2388 or ladavis@bps.k12.nm.usto register. For those interested in the course who go to Santa Fe-area schools, contact Dr. James D. Luján, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, at jalujan@sfps.k12.nm.us.

Enrolled students receive a comprehensive student guide/workbook at no charge, and those who successfully complete the course will receive half of an elective credit towards their graduation goals.

The course uses a Common-Core aligned curriculum, created by Nusenda that goes beyond basic financial knowledge by providing students with the tools needed to make educated financial choices, and positively influence financial behavior. It is established from an award-winning and research-based curriculum by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Subjects include how to create financial plans, effectively manage money, and become knowledgeable financial consumers in education and in the workforce.

 

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