HARRISONBURG, Va. (1/21/09)--DuPont Community CU (DCCU) has experienced a 177% increase in the number of participants in financial education classes and programs during the past two years, according to DCCU. The $629.4 million asset, Waynesboro, Va.-based credit union saw a 50% increase in contacts made through schools and organizations from 2007 to 2008 (Daily News Record Online Jan. 20). The credit union staff contacted 5,787 people in 2008 through financial education classes and programs. In 2007, the number of contacts was 3,852, and in 2006, it was 2,089. The financial education programs are age-appropriate and can be offered at public schools to help teachers meet Standards of Learning requirements. The credit union also teaches adult financial education classes. DCCU has conducted classes for 11 years. The classes are free and open to members of the credit union and the general public.