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Michigan Credit Union League

Youth Financial Education

High School Financial Reality Fair

The Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) provides materials and training to help credit unions, chapters and groups hold these fun and fast-paced interactive sessions that can make a lasting impact on the financial understanding of teen participants.

MONEY MASTERS Middle School Reality Fair

Developed specifically for 6th through 8th grade students, MONEY MASTERS allows students to actively apply personal finance concepts to real-life situations. Created by CASE Credit Union with funding from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation, the MONEY MASTERS program template is available for use by all Michigan credit unions.

Financial Education Presentation Kits

  • You May See It Everyday but What Do You Know About Money?

    This presentation covers bartering/trade to cultural currency to common currency; history of U.S. currency how currency is made; and cross-cultural history of the ‘$’ sign.

  • The Penny

    This presentation addresses coin exchanges and values; simple addition using coin values; recognition of coin combinations equaling other coins; and historical investigation on items valued at one cent.

  • Savings Cans

    This presentation addresses saving, spending and sharing money; recognizing the names and values of a penny, dime, nickel and quarter; and how money can be saved, shared and spent.

  • Arthur’s Pet Business

    This basic presentation addresses fundamental economic concepts.

  • Check it Out 

    All about checking accounts for Middle and High School students.

  • Needs and Wants

    This presentation helps Middle and High School students understand the difference between needs and wants. Students will learn that financial decisions are influenced by environment and the economics of the region they live in.

  • Budget Lesson

    This fun and interactive lesson plan uses candy to illustrate the concept of a balanced budget and the importance of having a spending plan to Middle and High School students.

  • Consumer Credit Basics

    The basic information about lending and credit that everyone needs to know in order to use credit wisely and enjoy personal financial health.  Appropriate for Middle and High School students as well as adult audiences 

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