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Student-Run Branches

Preparing our youth for a bright financial future

UVA Community Credit Union is a proud partner of educational institutions, providing unique experiential learning programs to our youth.


What is the student-run branch program?

REAL credit union branches that operate on select school premises where:

  • We serve the students, faculty, and staff
  • We operate in concert with classroom instruction
  • Students conduct branch transactions and help create marketing/promotional campaigns with guidance from credit union personnel


Benefits for the Students:

  • Development of life skills relevant to personal money management
  • Financial literacy and understanding of the American economic system
  • Workforce and entrepreneurial exposure
  • Allows students to earn extra money while building their resume
  • Exploration of banking and finance career options


Benefits for the Educational Institution

  • Provides mission and curricula support through experiential learning
  • Reinforces Standards of Learning (SOL's)
  • Supports the Economics and Personal Finance course required for high school graduation
  • Gives students opportunities to apply marketing and business techniques learned in class


Benefits for UVA Community Credit Union

  • Reaffirms our not-for-profit credit union's mission to improve the social, moral, and economic needs of our community
  • Builds a sustainable talent pipeline for employment
  • Student-branch employees have opportunities to train and work in our branch network, at credit union events, etc.
  • Non-branch students have opportunities to showcase talent (i.e., marketing, accounting, & graphic arts)


Benefits for our Community

  • A new generation of more knowledgeable consumers who can help stimulate the economy and successfully manage their money
  • Healthier individuals/family units through financial stability
  • Pool of employees with experience in running a business (marketing, branding, and financial operations)


We currently have four Student-Run Branches:

Lion Nation – Louisa County High School

Patriot Pride – Albemarle County High School

PVCC Campus Branch – Piedmont Virginia Community College

Knights United – Charlottesville High School

If you would like to learn more about our Student-Run branch program, contact our Community Relations department.

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