Latest Weather Blog
Cool Schools: Walker High Credit Union
BATON ROUGE- Walker High School in Livingston Parish is giving students the opportunity to learn about banking and personal finance through the school's student-run credit union.
It looks and sounds exactly like a regular bank.
"Everything is live here, it's just like you're walking into your own branch," says Jaquie Tillman with Neighbors Federal Credit Union.
The student run bank is just like the 10 other Neighbors Federal Credit Union branches in the area. Anything you can do at a normal location, you can do at the school's branch.
Students run the bank under the supervision of Tillman and they're treated just like regular employees.
"The background checks for the kids are just like anywhere else," says Tillman. "They go get drug tests and have to get a background check, just to make sure we aren't employing someone who is not worthy."
"this class is so great because it gives you an insight into a lot of adult situations that you wouldn't normally be in before you get out of high school," says Sydney Castle, a senior who works at the bank.
The money eventually comes full circle. For every purchase made, a portion of money is given back to the school.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Amazon truck bursts into flames while making deliveries in Zachary
Man taken to jail after video shows child smoking weed
EXPLICIT: Video of 5-year-old smoking marijuana leads to arrest
EMS, non-profit encourage education in life-saving skills during National CPR and AED...
Lawmakers taking action to protect state's seafood industry
LSU blasts 4 homers in 13-7 win over Oregon State to advance...
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season