We are very proud of our community involvement and strive to deliver programs that strengthen the well-being of our communities and make a meaningful impact.
#CULEAD Young Leaders Program
First Credit Union and Insurance offers an annual #CULEAD Young Leaders Program for up to six graduating grade 12 students, planning to further their education. Participants receive practical work experience and mentoring from successful business professionals on a wide range of topics that will help them prepare for their future careers. Upon the successful completion of the program, students are awarded a cash scholarship of $2,000.
For more information about the 2015/2016 #CULEAD Young Leaders Program, review the program outline.
Every year, First Credit Union proudly awards scholarships to local high school students who are planning to further their education. The total amount of scholarships awarded is based upon a percentage of the total assets of the credit union, so the more growth the organization has, the higher the scholarships will be.
Students interested in applying for a credit union scholarship should do so through the high school application process that is currently in place. Please see your school for more details.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must:
Be a grade 12 student.
Be planning to attend post secondary on a full time basis within the following year.
Consideration will be given to students who have been members or whose families have been members for a significant length of time, academic aspirations, and community involvement.
Success By Six
One of the initiatives most dear to our hearts is supporting early childhood literacy in our communities. Since 2001, First Credit Union has been a lead partner in Success By 6®, an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school.
Success By 6 builds and enhances community through engaging citizens in early childhood development, and funding programs that strengthen services for young children and their families. Funded programs include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development.
Prevention-focused, research-informed and community-based, Success By 6® envisions a community where all children are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential as creative, caring, competent and responsible adults.
To learn more about Success By Six, visit their website.