Eglin Federal Credit Union conducts financial fitness bootcamp for Crestview youths

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Eglin Federal Credit Union partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) and Hey Gym Friend to conduct a Financial Fitness Bootcamp for approximately 100 youths on this month at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview.

“The kids loved every minute of the Finance and Fitness Bootcamp and can’t wait until the next session,” said John Bryant, BGCEC campus director at Riverside Elementary. “We are grateful to EFCU for investing their time in our kids and the community.”

Eglin Federal Credit Union Vice President of Membership and Community Development Neko Stubblefield teaches youths about financial wellness Nov. 5 at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview.

EFCU VP of Membership and Community Development Neko Stubblefield and Financial Education Specialist Courtney Dollson taught attendees about financial wellness with lessons centered on ways to earn, save, spend and donate money.

The youths joined Tonnisha Deonn from Hey Gym Friend for a physical fitness workout. Participants also had a chance to win one of four $25 cash drawings from EFCU.

“We joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club in Crestview to talk about the essentials of finances, savings, donating and giving back to the community,” said Neko Stubblefield.

Eglin Federal Credit Union Vice President of Membership and Community Development Neko Stubblefield (left) and EFCU Financial Education Specialist Courtney Dollson taught youths about financial wellness Nov. 5 at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview.

“We rounded it out with a fitness bootcamp to have fun. It’s our way of giving back to the community by talking about those things that are important for future financial health. It’s a great opportunity to start at this level to build healthy financial behaviors that will last a lifetime.”

After Eglin Federal Credit Union's Courtney Dollson and Neko Stubblefield facilitated financial fitness, the youths joined Tonnisha Deonn from Hey Gym Friend for a physical fitness workout  recently at Riverside Elementary School Nov. 5 in Crestview.

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