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MOUNT PLEASANT — The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy announced Friday that it is awarding Educators Credit Union with its 2017 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.

Mount Pleasant-based Educators Credit Union received this award in recognition of its work providing financial literacy in the classroom. Educators supplies local schools with the digital learning program EverFi. Students use the program to learn about important financial topics such as saving money, credit, financing higher education and more.

“We are honored to be recognized by the state for our work to increase financial literacy in the communities we serve,” said Victor Frasher, Educators director of community engagement.

Educators Credit Union was amomg 18 individuals, businesses and organizations to receive the 2017 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. They were selected from 29 nominations submitted for consideration.

“These individuals and organizations are to be commended for their dedication to helping citizens of all ages enhance their personal financial knowledge and skills,” Gov.Scott Walker said. “Financial literacy is about equipping people with the tools they need to be financially secure and achieve their goals.”

Criteria considered during the screening process included innovative implementation, demonstrated measurable results, collaboration with partners and whether the effort was focused on needs-based groups. The recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year.

Educators Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving more than 170,000 members. Educators membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Milwaukee, Dane, Green, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Rock, Washington or Waukesha Counties.

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