Resources for Credit Unions
MoneyAndStuff.info makes it simple for you to educate kids and teens about financial matters. Using our materials, you can lead lessons right out of the box. Take these lessons into your local schools, youth centers, or host your own class.
School/Credit Union Partnerships
Credit unions exist to improve their members’ lives with financial services. In step with their motto of “People Helping People” credit unions across Ohio provide volunteers to visit classrooms and teach financial lessons using the MoneyAndStuff.info Education Toolkit.
For more information on partnering with a credit union near you, visit the partner page or contact Kim Stewart at the Ohio Credit Union League via email or at 1-800-486-2917.
Host a Financial Reality Fair
A Financial Reality Fair is a hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and food. And some not-so-basics like entertainment and travel.
Download Free materials on the Reality Fair Home Page
Add FoolProof to your Website
FoolProof is a suite of web-driven programs that use true consumer advocacy to differentiate your credit union from other financial institutions. All of our programs start at your credit union’s homepage.
Learn more at www.foolproofcustom.com
FoolProof Consumer Education
FoolProofme.com offers consumers five financial literacy and consumer education tools. Resources were developed by the FoolProof Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation based on advocacy for consumers, not businesses.
Financial Road Map
Free materials include a Powerpoint classroom presentation, instructor notes and student worksheet
This activity is designed specifically for a classroom setting and it will help students gain the skills needed to navigate future financial situations in a successful manner.
Download the materials on our Financial Road Map page
Open a student-run credit union in a school
The program consists of opening a fully functioning credit union branch inside a local school. Students are instructed on how to run the branch, which includes performing all duties – from accepting membership applications to processing deposits.
Benefits of a student-run credit union
- Provides students with hands-on experience in a financial setting.
- Creates a new generation of savers.
- Teaches lifelong employment skills.
- Provides excellent experience for college applications, scholarships, and resumes
- Expands upon the curriculum, i.e. math and business classes.
- Establishes a mutual partnership between two community organizations, credit unions and the school district.
- Contributes to the educational system.
- Establishes innovative financial products and services for youth.
Ohio Law and Financial Literacy in Schools
Ohio requires high schools to provide instruction in economics and financial literacy in a stand-alone course or within another course such as social studies or mathematics. In 2012, the State Board of Education approved Ohio’s Learning Standards in financial literacy to assist Ohio districts in fulfilling this requirement. These standards include 27 content statements that define essential knowledge and skills.
Since the adoption of these standards, Ohio educators worked with the Department to develop model curriculum to assist schools in including financial literacy in high school, as well as earlier grades. How and when districts integrate instruction based on the standards remains a local decision.
Credit unions can help schools in their communities with free lessons and programs provided at MoneyAndStuff.info.
Partner with a School
Credit unions exist to improve their members’ lives with financial services. In step with their motto of “People Helping People”, credit unions across Ohio provide volunteers to visit classrooms and teach financial lessons using the MoneyAndStuff.info Education Toolkit.
For more information on partnering with a school near you, visit the partner page or contact Kim Stewart at the Ohio Credit Union League via email or at 1-800-486-2917.