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Financial Literacy & Student Branches

At Blackhawk, we value early learning and financial literacy in the communities we serve.  We are committed to this philosophy through the following initiatives:

  • High School Branches:  We have credit union branches in the 2 Janesville High Schools (Craig and Parker High Schools).  The branches are staffed by dedicated high school students that operate the credit union during lunch hours. Employees are very involved in promoting financial education to their classmates through classroom presentations, creating fun games such as Financial Fun Fridays and Trivia Tuesdays at the schools.

Recognizing that student needs go beyond financial literacy, our high school students started the non-profit initiative called the Parker & Craig Closets to collect and distribute clothes, snacks and personal hygiene items to fellow students that cannot afford them. The students raise funds and collect donations to fill the closets. In 2011 they served over 140 students!

BHCCU couldn’t be more proud of our students at Craig and Parker High School branches! Their dedication has changed the lives of many young adults!

  • Youth Apprenticeship Programs:  We participate in Youth Apprenticeship programs with Milton School District and Stoughton School District.  Through this program, student tellers are able to gain valuable real-life experience and high school credit while working at our branches.  Students are also required to complete a project and presentation to complete the apprenticeship.