By: Jake Lee Green
Kern Valley Sun
Photos by: Jake Lee Green
Alta One recently held a Back to School Drive for students ranging between Pre-K to 12th grade. Alta One is a community driven bank that serves anyone in the community who are in need of a financial banking reserve. With its foundation in China Lake in 1947 members have helped the financial institution compile its assets to over 600 million dollars and grow to over 54,000 members as of this date.
Alongside the Back to School Drive, the credit union also provided information about credit building options for teens to prepare them for their adult life. Stating that financial responsibility in young people is necessary to a stable and positive future. This teen account, for young adults aged 13-17, is provided with the permission of parents and comes with a list of options. For the even younger members of our community there is the Cub Account which turns savings into a playful game of responsibility with small increments of money.
All left over drive supplies were donated to local schools to further give back to the community.