ROCKLEDGE, Florida., January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Community Credit Union Florida (CCU Florida)a non-profit, member-owned financial cooperative located on florida East Coast, today launched “321 Financial Liftoff!”, a program designed to educate and pave the way to financial success for today’s youth. Founded by a group of teachers in 1953, this initiative supports a new generation of members by providing a portfolio of products to positively impact their financial future. The program will be highlighted with a student event at Rockledge High School on March 21stst“321 Day,” featuring a panel discussion with CCU Florida athletes, influencers, and financial experts connected to the Space Coast community.

“321 is not only our area code on the space coast, but also speaks to the importance of trying to make it simple and easy for young people to start their financial journey,” said Laurie Capelli, president of CCU Florida. “Helping the next generation of Brevard County achieving their goals is a priority for us.”

As many focus on financial wellness for the year ahead, CCU Florida offers several introductory products aimed at Gen Z created with the goal of removing any barriers to entry for personal financial services. . Offering Student and Free Checking Plus accounts with no minimum balance, no deposit requirements or monthly fees, CCU Florida’s portfolio is designed to show that successful money management is easy and empowering with the right tools. When opening a Free Checking Plus/Debit account, new members receive $100 and can continue to win $100 for any new account referral with no cap. Additionally, they can also earn up to 2.5% APY on the first $5000. Other services include a five-star rated mobile banking app, the ability to get your paycheck a day early with direct deposit, and a RoundUp debit card savings program that automatically saves money.

“We are committed to having a positive impact on the Space Coast and providing the resources and education needed to strengthen the future of our community,” continues Cappelli. “No matter the age, everyone deserves a financial institution that is accessible, convenient and, above all, able to understand their individual needs and be there every step of the way. We are here to help; 321 Day is a great way to engage and help the next generation build a strong foundation for years to come.”

The “321 Day” is designed to provide high school students with lessons on best practices and share how CCU Florida can be a support system throughout their individual financial journeys. Community figures, athletes and influencers at the event will share their personal experiences and daily tips on their approach to achieving financial security and participating students will receive a unique Space Coast-inspired CCU Florida kit.

The event kicks off a series of grassroots activities that CCU Florida has planned for 2022, including during National Financial Literacy Month starting on First of Aprilaimed at educating and empowering the next generation towards financial success.

About Community Credit Union Florida

Founded in 1953 in Titusville, Florida, Community Credit Union Florida is a member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperative formed under state charter by a group of ten teachers. The original premise of the cooperative encouraged savings, providing a higher return on members’ savings than could be found elsewhere and allowing the credit union to use these resources to provide loans to other members. at competitive interest rates. 69 years later, this basic operating concept still holds true and has earned CCU Florida recognition as one of the top ten credit unions in the state. With 7 locations, membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or does business in Brevard, indian river, Orange, Osceola, PolkWhere Volusia counties of Florida. For more information visit

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