Our Partnership with the United Way

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, United Way of Miami-Dade, South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, and Antonio Freeman (former NFL player) have teamed up to promote financial literacy in several high schools in Miami-Dade.

Antonio Freeman, a United Way volunteer leader and former All-Pro, NFL wide-receiver, is helping students learn the basics of money management. Freeman spoke to 11th and 12th graders at Miami Jackson Senior High School, 1751 NW 36th St., on Thursday, November 13th.

Freeman, who earned accolades for his star performances during the season, and most notably in two Super Bowls for the Green Bay Packers, is serving as a guest facilitator at a series of on-going financial literacy presentations at high schools across Miami-Dade County. The seminars are part of the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (FCU)'s "Got Green?" program. The goal of the program is to teach students the importance of good credit, budgeting, saving and investing finances.

For more than a year, South Florida Educational FCU has been educating M-DCPS students in the fundamentals of financial literacy. During 2007-2008 school year, more than 5,000 high school students participated in the "Got Green?" program.

Promoting financial stability is a priority for United Way of Miami-Dade. Currently as many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their needs. Through financial education and other tools United Way is working to help hard-working individuals and families increase and maximize their income in order to meet daily expenses, as well as to begin the long-term process of building savings and gaining and sustaining assets.

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