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 youth on Friday, Nov. 5 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, Riverside Elementary. “We are grateful to EFCU for investing their time in our kids and the community.”
EFCU VP of Membership and Community Development Neko Stubblefield and Financial Education Specialist Courtney Dollson taught youth about financial wellness with lessons centered on ways to earn, save, spend and donate money. After Courtney and Neko facilitated financial fitness, the youth 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. “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.”
Boys & Girls Clubs programs have taken Members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school football field to the NFL; from a band room to Carnegie Hall. In every community, young people are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. These Clubs are the place where great futures are started each and every day. Learn more at emeraldcoastbgc.org.
About Hey Gym Friend
Hey Gym Friend Founder Tonnisha Deonn created the HGF community after losing 150 pounds. Tonnisha is a certified trainer/nutrition specialist. She envisioned a positive physical environment where self-love and growing socially meet. She made it her mission to make health and fitness fun and stress-free. Hey Gym Friend is a no judgment zone. Positivity is the only requirement!
About Eglin Federal Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1954 and is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, federally regulated by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership includes military and civilian personnel on Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field and Duke Field as well as affiliates of Select Employee Groups in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. In addition to military and SEG affiliations, our membership also includes anyone living or working within our Geographic Field of Membership. Our Mission is to provide our members with five-star service, support and solutions to simplify their financial lives. Where Members Matter Most.