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Advantage One Hosts Financial Reality Fair for Local Girl Scouts

frfAdvantage One Credit Union recently had the pleasure of hosting a Financial Reality Fair for the Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, and it was an event filled with learning, excitement and empowerment.

The fair provided a hands-on experience for the young scouts to understand the importance of financial literacy in a fun and engaging way. From budgeting to making smart financial decisions, the girls were able to explore various aspects of managing money in a supportive environment.

During the fair, the girls had the opportunity to navigate through different stations that simulated real-life financial scenarios, such as housing, transportation, entertainment and food. They learned about the value of saving, the impact of budgeting, and the importance of making informed choices when it comes to spending. Through interactive activities and discussions, the scouts gained practical skills that will serve them well in the future, setting a strong foundation for their financial well-being.

“By hosting this financial reality fair, our team aimed to instill a sense of confidence and independence in the Girl Scouts, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to make sound financial decisions as they grow older," said CEO Chris Corkery. "We believe that fostering financial literacy from a young age is key to building a secure and prosperous future, and we were thrilled to be a part of this enriching experience for the young members of the community.”

After completing the reality fair, the participants were presented with a financial literacy badge, prizes, snacks and some insight as to what it’s like being an adult.

“It was so great to work with Lonn Hartman, and their team from the Girl Scouts,” said Marketing Coordinator Lindsay Dennis. “Based on their feedback and from watching all the interaction during the fair, the scouts really enjoyed themselves. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership and helping teach more young people about the importance of financial education.”

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