The Mathews Boys & Girls Club won a room makeover in an essay contest sponsored last summer by BayPort Credit Union’s summer financial education camp initiative.
When BCU financial education supervisor Kris Moore visited the facility, she decided her team would go one better. Instead of limiting the makeover to the computers, books and games that were originally intended to create a financial education center, BayPort did a makeover of a large portion of the facility.
It all began when BayPort provided financial education classes to 12 Boys & Girls clubs last summer, then held a contest that challenged participants to write a short essay providing a list of changes they would like to see, and why they would like to see them. Each club selected one essay to send to BayPort, and the Mathews Boys & Girls Club won.
Moore visited the center and became determined to go beyond what was originally planned; she pulled together a group of 30 volunteers to make it happen. The team ...
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