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Affinity Plus employees join MCEE’s Summer Institute for College Readiness

Friday, June 17, 2016  
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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union - ST. PAUL, MINN. (June 17, 2016) – The Minnesota Council of Economic Education (MCEE) hosted their annual Summer Institute for College Readiness to 50 students from June 13-17.


The Institute was supported by a grant from the Affinity Plus Foundation.


During the weeklong Institute, students set goals for their postsecondary career and learned about paying for college, managing student debt, saving money and understanding credit.


Affinity Plus spoke with students on a wide range of topics, including personal finance, saving and investing. Employees of the credit union also engaged students in small-group discussion about preparing for college, their desired career field, and important job skills.


“We always enjoy partnering with Affinity Plus for these types of programs because of their level of expertise and their genuine care for improving students’ financial literacy,” said Jane Stockman, program director at MCEE. “I can tell students come away from these presentations feeling more confident about their own personal money management skills.”


The Affinity Plus Foundation supports a variety of programs through MCEE, including the Personal Finance Decathlon in April 2015 and 2016, and the upcoming Conference on Teaching Economics & Personal Finance. These programs offer students and teachers the opportunity to learn more about personal finance best practices, supporting schools across the state of Minnesota.


“MCEE provides important and relevant programs and resources to young people and teachers across the state,” said Amy Hanson, Affinity Plus Foundation executive director. “They are making a powerful impact on how personal finance and economics education can be effectively implemented in schools, and the Affinity Plus Foundation is proud to be a continual partner.


“Engaging in a partnership with MCEE adds incredible value to the work we are already doing to provide financial education in Minnesota,” Hanson added.

Founded in 2000, the Affinity Plus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) serving Minnesota communities. The Foundation proudly administers its own scholarship program, awards grants to nonprofit groups and schools, and supports financial education initiatives through partnerships, presentations, and resources. The Foundation operates on funds generated from its annual golf tournament, fishing tournament, silent auction, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, and generous donations from members of the community who believe in the impact of financial education. For more information on The Affinity Plus Foundation, visit


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