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CU@School is BrightStar’s Financial Literacy program. It includes in-school credit union branches, financial literacy presentations, and career day participation.

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CU@School is BrightStar’s Financial Literacy program. It includes in-school credit union branches, financial literacy presentations, and career day participation.

In February 2008, the School Board of Broward County approved BrightStar CU’s establishment of in-school credit union branches that are run either by students or PTA volunteers. Currently, we have 5 in-school credit union branches at Pembroke Lakes Elementary, Nova Dwight Eisenhower Elementary, Walter C Young Middle School, Charles W Flanagan High School, JP Taravella High School, Pines Charter Middle and Elementary (West Campus). Students can make withdrawals and deposits (at the high school level) and deposits only (at the elementary level and middle school level).

The primary purpose of CU@School is financial literacy/education and career development. Students learn hands-on about personal finance and develop employability skills that they can carry with them throughout their life.

Savings Account

No minimums and no fees for members under 24 years old. BrightStar puts the first dollar in to open the account. Free ATM cards are available for students 16 or older. Parents must be a joint owner on the account for students under 18 years old.

Young Adult Checking

No minimums and no monthly fees. Members ages 16 to 23. Parent must be joint on the account with members under 18. First box of checks are free.

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