Independent Advantage

The Better Banking Class For Teens

The Independent Advantage program is a series of financial courses available to high school students. In a relaxed and fun environment, students learn about checking accounts, electronic access, credit, and budgeting.

Upon completion of the courses series students receive:

  • Checking account with a free box of checks
  • Mastercard debit card
  • Electronic access to their accounts
  • Opportunity to apply for a low-limit credit card

2022 Independent Advantage Calendar

Each course consists of four sessions spread over the course of four weeks. You can choose between in-person sessions at our Burbank branch* or virtual sessions over Zoom. Please do not sign up for both in-person and virtual sessions for the same month as the same content will be covered in both venues.

January 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Sign-Up for January (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

January 5th, 12th, 19th, 15th, 26th

Sign-Up for January (Zoom) 

February 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Sign-Up for (February)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Sign-Up for February (Zoom)

April 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Sign-Up for April (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Sign-Up for April (Zoom) 

June 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Sign-Up for June (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 27th

Sign-Up for June (Zoom) 

July 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Sign-Up for July (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

July 6th, 13th, 20nd, 27th

Sign-Up for July (Zoom) 

September 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Sign-Up for September (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Sign-Up for September (Zoom)

October 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Sign-Up for October (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Sign-Up for October (Zoom) 

November 2022

In-Person Instruction**

Tuesdays (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Sign-Up November (In-Person)

Virtual (via Zoom)

Wednesdays (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Sign-Up for November (Zoom) 

*In-person courses are subject to CDC guidelines. If necessary, these courses may be rescheduled to meet virtually. **In-person classes will be taught at our Burbank branch

Classes are free. Students must open a savings account with the Credit Union before the first course.