RBFCU’s Youth Ambassador Program Awards $9,750 in Scholarships to San Antonio-Area Students

LIVE OAK, Texas (July 8, 2022) – More than a dozen local high school students received a jump-start into their savings journey after successfully completing RBFCU’s 2022 Youth Ambassador Program.

After attending the weeklong program, 13 students will each receive $750 from RBFCU. For more than 10 years, RBFCU’s Youth Ambassador Program has provided students ages 16-18 with the opportunity to learn personal financial information, participate in community service and earn educational scholarships. The program is led by RBFCU Financial Literacy Specialists Jennifer Crawford and Michelle Herrera.

“Teaching students the importance of financial literacy and giving them a foundation to start building healthy financial habits is essential to RBFCU’s mission,” RBFCU Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Mary O’Rourke said. “Rewarding their hard work and enthusiasm to learn with a scholarship is our honor. We know these well-informed students will make the most of their award.”

This year’s RBFCU Youth Ambassadors and scholarship recipients are:

  • Alexis Lange, Homeschool
  • ArcAngel Lopez, Communications Arts High School
  • Carla Rodriguez, La Vernia High School
  • Celerino Lopez, John Jay High School
  • Danielle Gonzalez, Samuel Clemens High School
  • G’Anna Ezell, Canyon High School
  • Joseph Sweeney, Johnson High School
  • Juliette Lange, Homeschool
  • Kalen Robinson, Johnson High School
  • Lauryn Gonzalez, Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Sarah Willmann, Churchill High School
  • Sydney Jackson, St. Phillips Early College
  • Tyree “Ty” Ford, Steele High School

Youth Ambassador Program leaders Crawford and Herrera spend countless hours planning for the annual event and are successful in developing a robust learning experience. Topics for this year’s event included financial services, money management, saving and investing, fraud, using credit wisely, insurance, presentation skills and professionalism in the workplace.

In addition to their highly-successful Youth Ambassadors Program, Crawford and Herrera dedicate their time to conducting workshops and spreading awareness of financial literacy topics at schools, businesses and professional groups. The team has also worked with RBFCU affiliates to create on-demand webinars that provide financial education options to help our members make important life decisions.

About Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Established in 1952, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve members’ economic well-being and quality of life. With assets exceeding $18 billion, RBFCU serves more than 1 million members at 62 branch locations throughout Texas, and online at rbfcu.org and the RBFCU Mobile® app.

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