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Navy Federal Credit Union Welcomes 125 Escambia County Public Schools Leaders to Its Pensacola Campus

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Navy Federal Credit Union hosted over 120 Escambia County district administrators and principals from more than 60 different schools to share how Navy Federal team members support students and education. Nearly 4,000 Navy Federal employees participate in the credit union’s School Partnership Program, which offers a variety of ways for employees to volunteer at local schools.


“We are grateful for that friendship and support provided by Navy Federal,” said Dr. Timothy A. Smith, Escambia County Superintendent. “The heart and generosity they provide to us is a difference-maker.”

Navy Federal’s School Partnerships Programs in the Pensacola Area include:

    • Pen Pal volunteers match with elementary and middle school students to exchange digital letters throughout the school year. The program supports writing and grammar skills.
    • Life Skills Toolkit focuses on finance management and career readiness in a 3-tract curriculum available to any middle or high school classroom. Navy Federal volunteers present content in 30-50 minute virtual or in-person sessions.
    • Book Club volunteers match with middle or high school students to read a book over 6- week segments to strengthen reading and communication skills.
    • Field Trips provide real-life exposure to the workforce. High school students from career academies tour Navy Federal’s Pensacola Campus and connect with subject matter experts.

Other Navy Federal volunteer partnerships include the “School to Work” program through Big Brothers Big Sisters and the “Ready Kids” reading program.

“It’s amazing to know that Navy Federal is there to support our students and families,” said Catrena Fieg, Principal of Ferry Pass Elementary School. “As a principal, it’s great to know there is a resource to help guide our students that shows that our community cares.”

This is the first onsite event for the program since the COVID-19 pandemic suspended visitors from the Greater Pensacola Campus in 2020.

“It was wonderful to have our partners back on campus,” said Jennifer McFarren, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, at Navy Federal. “We’re excited to share how our volunteers can make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of our future community leaders.”

Educators can email School_Partnership@navyfederal.org to join the program or learn more.

About Navy Federal Credit Union

Established in 1933 with only 7 members, Navy Federal now has the distinct honor of serving over 12.3 million members globally and is the world’s largest credit union. As a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, Navy Federal always puts the financial needs of its members first. Membership is open to all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families. Dedicated to its mission of service, Navy Federal employs a workforce of over 22,000 and has a global network of 355 branches. For more information about Navy Federal Credit Union, visit navyfederal.org.

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