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Financial Education Council

The Financial Education Council (FEC) is one of five councils on the CRI/Future Vision Committee.  The FEC, formerly known as the Family Involvement Council, is composed of enthusiastic volunteers from credit unions throughout Michigan who work to expand credit union commitment to financial literacy and education by assisting credit unions with classroom presentations, student branching, credit union youth programs and adult financial education. 

Charge of the FEC: Foster and highlight consumer financial education activities by credit unions for their members and the communities they serve. Expand industry commitment to financial education by assisting credit unions with adult and youth educational resources and program implementation. Assist the MCUL in showcasing best practices in financial education by credit unions and with the financial education awards.

2009 Financial Education Council Members:

Chair:  Susan Young, CUDE,  CP Federal CU

Vice Chair:  Heather Harris,CUDE,  Isabella Community CU

MCUL Staff Liaison:  Beth Troost, Financial Education Coordinator
Pam Swope, FinancialEdge Community CU
Sherri Purchase, Clinton County Federal CU
Paula Eckert, Central Macomb Community CU
Gina Bowers, Extra Credit Union
Ashley Winiarski, Extra Credit Union
Joan Miller, United Educational CU
Susan Robbins, United Educational CU
Janice Quigg, OUR Credit Union
Rose Evers, OUR Credit Union
Sheryl Hogle, Harbor Light CU
Kathryn Greiner, University of Michigan CU
Natalie McLaughlin, Community Financial Members FCU
Mark Guimond, Michigan First CU
Jenny Bickel, Frankenmuth CU
Mary Lynch, Soo Co-op CU
Jeremy Cybulski, Co-op Services CU
Kathy Beard, ELGA CU
Jim Kirk, U of M CU
Constance Costner, MSU Extension
Terrie Allen, NuUnion CU

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Training
Credit union staff interested in learning to teach the 2008 NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Curriculum are invited to attend an all-day training session that will be held at multiple locations and dates around the state. The workshops will provide the tools to educate students in the fundamentals of sound money management and the basic concepts of financial planning and personal responsibility.  If you would like to browse materials available, click the link below. 

Click here to order NEFE materials

Please Continue to Report Your Classroom Presentations
The numbers are in: Once again, Michigan leads the nation in financial literacy outreach. It is important to report your presentations to the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) in order to be counted. Not sure how to go about reporting your presentations? Check out this step-by step guide.

Youth Program Resource Listing
Looking to start a youth program at your credit union, but don’t know how to start? Check out this resource listing compiled by the Financial Education Council. It contains a variety of programs geared toward both kids and teens, and notes the name of the program, the company providing the program and contact information in an easy-to-read table. Click here for the resource listing.

The FEC has programs available through Financial Lessons in a Box Series
These free, downloadable financial literacy kits are designed to provide credit unions with tools to make financial education presentations in school classrooms, at your credit union, or in the community.  Kits come with PowerPoint slides (where applicable), presentation tips, resources, classroom benchmarks and more. Click here to view the financial literacy kits.


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