School Spotlight: Moraine SRCU Volunteers are Leaders!

Authored By: Community Financial Credit Union on 10/18/2018
Moraine Elementary Student-Run Credit
Union fall volunteers!
Community Financial is proud to partner with Moraine Elementary in Northville for our 18th year in partnership! The students at Moraine participate in our Student-Run Credit Union program, which helps them learn and develop money management skills.

Selected fourth grade students are “hired” and learn the business of banking as credit union tellers, branch managers, marketing representatives, computer operators and accountants. Moraine students are future leaders in the making!

Moraine: A Leader in Me School 
"Begin with the End in Mind!" (Habit 2)
Students can begin to think of their
financial future using this simple goal sheet.
Moraine Elementary is a proud Leader in Me school that celebrates student leaders on a daily basis. The Leader in Me program, created by FranklinCovey, is an innovative school-wide model that teaches and involves students in leadership projects and life skills throughout the year.

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by: Stephen R. Covey, is key to the Leader in Me model. Student leaders use and incorporate the 7 Habits throughout the day. These 7 Habits include:
  1. Be Proactive 
  2. Begin with the End in Mind 
  3. Put First Things First 
  4. Think Win-Win 
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood 
  6. Synergize 
  7. Sharpen the Saw 

These students are using the “Synergize” habit (Habit 6)
by working together.
The “Think Win-Win” habit (Habit 4) is about working
together for a positive outcome and experience for
all members and volunteers.
Our Student-Run Credit Union program aligns very well with the Leader in Me model. Take a look as Education Partnership Coordinator, Karie Gonczy, uses the 7 Habits to help instruct her Student Credit Union members and volunteers.
Education Partnership Coordinator, Karie Gonczy, is showing a
student how to “be proactive” (Habit 1)
and set a savings goal for the year with their goal sheet.
Your Turn: How can you use the 7 Habits effectively at school or at home? Tell us some examples of how you show leadership!

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