On October 9th and 10th, Granite Hills Credit Union provided two Financial Literacy workshops to a group of Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) students. The group included students who are taking part in weekly math, reading, and/or writing instruction at CVABE’s Barre Learning Center. Sandra Poczobut, GHCU member Service Representative, focused the trainings on specific areas of interest to students: managing checking accounts, budgeting, becoming and/or remaining debtĐfree, and other personal finance topics.
“Everyone needs financial literacy skills,” stated Poczobut. “GHCU is proud to be part of a program that teaches the fundamentals of money management to our neighbors who need assistance. Learning these skills changes the future for many central Vermont residents.”
According to Carol Shults-Perkins, CVABE’s Executive Director, “We are grateful for financial professionals like Sandra who engage with us to provide our students with real life skills which will improve their success in life. Granite Hills is also a generous financial supporter of CVABE’s basic education services. Our profound thanks to Granite Hills for this powerful volunteer and funding commitment to the members of the communities we both serve.”
For 47 years, CVABE has provided free adult education and literacy services in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties. The organization delivers literacy instruction to approximately 700 adults and teens (ages 16-90+) annually in reading, writing, math, and/or English as another language. They also help students achieve their high school credential and prepare for employment and/or college.