Frederick County Public Schools and SkyPoint FCU Partner in Financial Literacy Program

GERMANTOWN, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SkyPoint Federal Credit Union (SkyPoint), a leading member-owned financial institution, and Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), a high-performing school system of 68 schools in Maryland, announced a partnership to teach financial literacy at 11 FCPS high schools.

“We are thrilled to partner with FCPS on this important program,” said Audra Pettus, Director of Community Relations for SkyPoint. “Instilling the basics of budgeting and fiscal discipline at a young age is key to setting people on the right path to lifelong financial health. SkyPoint applauds their efforts to include financial literacy in their curriculum.”

SkyPoint will guarantee the use by FCPS of the PersonalFinanceLab.com platform, a practical web-based teaching tool designed to help students learn about personal finance, economics, business, social studies, and math. The platform provides access to exercises, classroom activities, interactive calculators, and a portfolio of real world market stocks to engage students and show practical applications of the lessons.

“SkyPoint is the ideal partner for us. They are very experienced and active in setting up financial workshops and other programs in the community,” said Norm McGaughey, Career and Technology Education Coordinator for FCPS. “Their sponsorship allows us to extend the program for another two years and expand it to include up to 1,000 students. We also anticipate that SkyPoint will participate in future events to share its expertise. »

About SkyPoint Federal Credit Union (SkyPoint)

SkyPoint is a leading financial institution serving Montgomery County, MD; Frederick County, MD; Arlington County, Virginia; Alexandria Church and Falls, Virginia; and the District of Columbia. Sky Point is a Community Development Financial Institution and a designated Juntos Avanzamos box. They strive to provide our members with a wide range of financial services, backed by the best technology, and while delivering great value through our member-owned structure. To learn more, visit www.skypointfcu.com.

About Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS)

FCPS is a high performing school system serving Frederick County Maryland. Frederick County is home to 68 schools, including 38 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 11 high schools, three public charter schools, one alternative school, one special education school, Flexible Evening High, and one career and technology center.

Sarah J. Greer