The Falcon Branch, York’s Student-Run Credit Union (SRCU) , opened for business on September 2, 2014 and helps acclimate teens with establishing a healthy banking relationship. It also helps students learn leadership and professionalism. Selected student tellers are trained by credit union staff to operate the branch during lunch periods while helping their classmates make withdrawals and learn the basics of personal finance.
This partnership between YHS and BayPort Credit Union allows students and staff to learn more about personal finance with convenient on-campus access to their account.
Location & Hours
The Falcon Branch is located in the school cafeteria and is open on regular school days during lunch. Hours may change during the school year and will be posted at the branch entrance. Falcon Branch members may also visit any BayPort location during normal business hours for full account access.
Using the Branch
Students and staff can open accounts and make deposits and limited withdrawals at the Falcon Branch. The student tellers will be available for all transactions, and the faculty liaisons are also available for additional questions and to ensure accuracy and confidentiality.
Note: Members must have access to BayPort’s Online Banking in order to conduct transactions at the Falcon Branch.
Students are encouraged to open savings accounts to save for such events as holiday gift-giving, high school ring orders and even prom activities. Additionally, YHS students may open a Teen Rewards Checking account with a MasterCard® Debit Card (students under 18 require parent/guardian to be joint on the account).
Opening an Account
We strongly encourage parents/guardians to be involved in the credit union experience. To open an account, a student needs proof of identification, their social security number and a minimum $5 deposit. If the student is already a member of BayPort Credit Union, it is not necessary to open another account.
Students and parents/guardians can monitor their BayPort accounts through eStatements or by using BayPort’s online banking at bayportcu.org.
As an added bonus, senior student members and student tellers are eligible to apply for a YSRCU Scholarship in the amount $500.
For more information about BayPort’s Student-Run Credit Union program, please contact Kris Moore, BayPort Youth Financial Educator, at 757-873-4074 or visit www.bayportcu.org