Community Programs & Partnerships Coming together to improve the lives of those we serve is who we are and what we do. You’ll find us in the community, in the classroom or around the corner at a First Financial branch, delivering caring and friendly service no matter where we are. So come join us, and help make First Financial and our community the best they can be.
First Financial FCU makes available one $3,000 college scholarship to each high school within our field of membership. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to existing student members who attend schools outside of our field of membership. Applications are available beginning December 1st online, through our participating schools, and at all First Financial locations. Learn More
First Financial is proud to sponsor student run branches at Dundalk High School, Lansdowne High School, Chesapeake High School, Eastern Technical High School, New Town High School, and Calvert Hall College High School. The branches are run by student interns from each high school along with a faculty advisor who oversees the program's operation. Students, faculty and staff at these schools learn about and conduct their financial transactions in a safe, convenient way with access to free, or very low cost, financial products and services offered by FFFCU.
The Millionaire’s Club is a financial skills experience in a high school club setting. First Financial currently sponsors four Millionaire’s Clubs in Woodlawn, Perry Hall, Franklin and Calvert Hall College High Schools. Clubs are provided seed grant funding, detailed curriculum, and Faculty Advisor and Club member materials at no charge. Club members elect their own leadership, actively engage in the program, and conduct a year-end entrepreneurial project that allows Club members to put their new financial skills into practice while ensuring the Club’s future.
First Financial works in partnership with several high schools within our field of membership to offer a Debit Card Program. Through this program, the student ID functions as a PIN activated debit card for making purchases on the high school campus in the dining hall and bookstore. Purchase amounts are debited from a First Financial checking account. It’s a safe and easy way for young adults to learn about managing a checking account. Learn More
First Financial is in the classroom, helping students learn how to manage their money. Credit Union representatives present relevant and interactive lessons on personal budgeting, understanding credit, managing a checking account, buying a car and more. Lesson plans can be tailored to suit individual classroom needs. Learn More
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