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LifeTech Academy Announces New Partnership with LAFCU

Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
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LifeTech Academy Announces New Partnership with LAFCU

LANSING, MI – LifeTech Academy announced today that it has formed a new strategic partnership with LAFCU, a mid-Michigan based credit union. As a strategic partner, LAFCU will function as one of the approved sites for LifeTech Learners in grades 7-12
to choose from as a part of their real-world, hands-on, project-based learning experience.

“We are excited to have LAFCU join us as a strategic partner,” said Matthew D. Anderson, Partner with Engaged Education, which provides a variety of support services to LifeTech Academy. “Not only will our Learners benefit from the tremendous practical, real-world experience they’ll gain, our other partners also benefit from these experiences. LAFCU is helping LifeTech to train Michigan’s future talent.”

With LAFCU, LifeTech Learners will have the opportunity to learn about personal finance in the form of real-world scenarios while also engaging in one-on-one mentoring from LAFCU senior-level staff.

“We are looking forward to partnering with LifeTech Academy,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU vice president of community and business development. “At LAFCU, we believe that providing quality financial education is important to the long-term success of our community. In this personal finance course, LifeTech Learners will be faced with making financial decisions that may be encountered in their daily lives. Additionally, these young people will have the opportunity to be mentored by LAFCU representatives who can counsel them in financial career options.”

LifeTech Academy believes in partnering with businesses and nonprofit organizations that want to be influential in the education of youth. For information on the options to become a strategic partner, contact Matthew D. Anderson at (517) 290-3274 or, or visit

About LAFCU: Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. 

A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members, neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business lending. LAFCU serves nearly 60,000 members, holds nearly $600 million in assets, and maintains nine locations throughout Greater Lansing and Shiawassee County. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for LAFCU sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU
supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, please call 517.622.6600 or find us online at

About LifeTech Academy: LifeTech Academy is a blended-model cyber public charter school that utilizes strategic partnerships with businesses and nonprofits to make  education relevant to each Learner’s interests. As the only 100 percent project-based learning school in the state of Michigan, Learners are given opportunities to experiment with their learning and develop at a pace that is appropriate for each individual. For more
information, visit

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