MANSFIELD, Texas (9/10/12)--Sixteen high school students have been chosen to serve on the Texas Trust CU Youth Advisory Council, which provides financial education and student leadership opportunities.
The $721 million asset, Mansfield, Texas-based credit union said the council is designed to equip high school students with basic financial skills to prepare them for adulthood.
The council will meet twice a month through December to discuss personal finances, service leadership, marketing and career opportunities in the financial field (PRLOG.org Sept. 4).
Its members also will participate in a group service project and volunteer at a community event sponsored by Texas Trust.
Ninety students applied for the 16 positions. Three sophomores, seven juniors and six seniors, representing seven schools, were chosen, based on student leadership credentials, extracurricular activities and willingness to actively serve and participate in bimonthly meetings and community events.