Thousands of Volunteers "Teach-In for a Day"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nancy Whitecavage engages students at Lockhart Middle School about the finances and the banking profession.On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, more than 3,759 local business and community volunteers went back into the classroom – not to be taught, but to teach in Orange County classrooms.

CFE Federal Credit Union has enthusiastically supported Teach-In for many years to further their commitment to financial education for students.This year, ten employees from CFE participated in Teach-In at 13 schools throughout Orange County, teaching students the basics of banking, the value of saving, and the importance of managing money.      

"CFE is proud to support this student enrichment program,” said Nancy Whitecavage, CFE public relations manager, and Teach-In volunteer at Lockhart Middle School. "In fact, we are very excited to be co-sponsors of Teach-In because we believe that students need support from the entire community to achieve a high level of success.”

Teach-In is a day dedicated to engaging the community in student enrichment in celebration of American Education Week.The Foundation brings business and civic leaders into the classrooms – in a fun and engaging way – to talk with students about academics, careers and the future. Volunteers read to Kindergarten classes, gave medical first-aid demonstrations, and discussed their careers in law enforcement, firefighting, sports, media, finance and many other fields. Participants gave 7,195 presentations and spent anywhere from one hour to five hours giving of themselves to make a difference in children's lives.

Teach-In is made possible bythe generous support of CFE Federal Credit Union and Orlando Sentinel.