Posted by ACCU Staff ● Oct 11, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Pasadena City College - College Bound Event

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We were blessed with the opportunity to assist foster youth at a recent "college bound event" hosted at Pasadena City College. The aim of this event was to assist preparing and encouraging foster youth for college. Mr. Mendell L. Thompson President/CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union opened the event with a heartfelt message of encouragement: “I can’t encourage you all enough to peruse your passions and dreams […] the greatest investment you can make is in yourself and education is one of those things that can never be taken away from you.” In addition, our staff worked diligently hosting financial trivia and a literacy program for these children who will soon be making life long financial decisions.

Our hearts truly pour out to these children as we got to know them and hear all about their backgrounds and the challenges they all face. The current education epidemic affecting the foster youth in our nation is staggering. As it stands today only about 50% of foster youth graduate high school and less than 3% graduate from a 4-year college (National Foster Institute). We sincerely ask for your prayers over these children and your prayers upon America’s Christian Credit Union for guidance as we seek to help combat this epidemic.

"ACCU's support of this event will go a long way in ensuring foster youth have the support the need to apply for college and pay for college."
- Anthony J. Portantino, CA Senator, 25th District

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