Michigan credit unions lead their peers across the nation in financial literacy outreach, teaching more than 48,000 students annually. Michigan credit unions are also leaders’ in-school, credit union branches, with some 360 student branches in school districts across the state. These branches provide outstanding opportunities for youth to learn about the importance of money management skills as well as the chance to garner job skills.
Turn-key customizable presentations from MCUL's "Financial Lessons in a Box" and links to youth presentation materials.
Including the comprehensive "School Credit Union Handbook" and presentation materials to help establish a school partnership
Coordinate financial education timing and topics with nationwide and statewide awareness campaigns and events for increased synergy and impact
Compiled by experienced credit union youth lenders from MCUL's Financial Education Council
Additional resources and information for youth financial education
The Money Matters Thumball is a fun and interactive way for participants of all ages to share and discover key concepts for successful money management. Developed by the Financial Education Council of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, this exclusive custom designed financial education resource is now available to credit unions and other financial educators.
- Get the most of out your Thumball experience with this usage guide that includes definitions, discussion suggestions and resource links appropriate to youth, teens and adults related to the personal money management terms on the ball.
- Share this simple list of ten things every consumer should know about money with your members.
Youth programs are a long-term investment for credit union future growth. To understand the effect on the credit union’s bottom line and the future value of youth programs, see "“What is Emma Worth”- A Calculation"
by Pamela Swope, CUDE, from Credit Union Magazine
January 2004. The accompanying spreadsheet
can be customized and used to help calculate the long term net value of serving young members to your credit union.