Eglin Federal Credit Union partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) and Hey Gym Friend to conduct a Financial Fitness Bootcamp for approximately 100 youth on Friday, Nov. 5 at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview.
“The kids loved every minute of the Finance and Fitness Bootcamp and can’t wait until the next session,” said John Bryant, BGCEC campus director, Riverside Elementary. “We are grateful to EFCU for investing their time in our kids and the community.”
EFCU VP of Membership and Community Development Neko Stubblefield and Financial Education Specialist Courtney Dollson taught youth about financial wellness with lessons centered on ways to earn, save, spend and donate money.
- After Courtney and Neko facilitated financial fitness, the youth joined Tonnisha Deonn from Hey Gym Friend for a physical fitness workout.
- Participants also had a chance to win one of four $25 cash drawings from EFCU.
“We joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club in Crestview to talk about the essentials of finances, savings, donating and giving back to the community,” said Neko Stubblefield. “We rounded it out with a fitness bootcamp to have fun. It’s our way of giving back to the community by talking about those things that are important for future financial health. It’s a great opportunity to start at this level to build healthy financial behaviors that will last a lifetime.”