Located within the new Habitat for Humanity Restore Annex is a classroom where people like Molly Brown, the marketing coordinator from Voyage Federal Credit Union, teach courses to the new Habitat for Humanity families. Brown’s course last week was over financial education, and her audience for the hour and a half discussion included the six new families that will be building their homes through Habitat for Humanity-Greater Sioux Falls in 2018.
“Part of the process for new families that received the homes is that they complete courses relevant to Home Ownership,” stated Brown. The class that Brown teaches covers the basics of banking, finance, budgeting, credit and identity theft. Brown went on to say that, “The course went well over an hour and a half because there were so many questions. Every participant was engaged- which makes you feel like they are really into it.” Brown, along with other employees at Voyage FCU, tries to reach out to the community for different financial education needs, from talking at schools to holding education courses in Voyage FCU’s center located within their Dawley Farms branch.