Spending money has never been easier than it is for today's youth.
A coalition of credit unions, through America's Credit Union Museum's Financial Literacy Education Committee, has designed the first-ever, hands-on, comprehensive training package - CU 4 Reality™, centered on the dynamic interaction between students, educators, parents, credit unions and business volunteers. Also known as Reality Fairs, this experiential learning experience is a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own.
BizKid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business.
Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each BizKid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The show is complemented by a resource-rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities and a monthly electronic newsletter.
Let’s Keep it Real, an interactive financial presentation inspired by the game show Let’s Make a Deal, makes financial learning fun, while giving students an incentive to listen.
Knowing there are tangible prizes entices students to become engaged and retain the information, while observing the facts that will ultimately make them winners at life in the long run. Let’s Keep it Real introduces financial knowledge regarding credit, budgeting, wants, needs, and other aspects of smart money management.
Our financial counselors provide helpful suggestions so you can reach financial independence.
We focus on budgeting, credit counseling, credit repair and financial assistance resources. We also can refer you to a reputable financial advisor if it's helpful to you. All correspondence is confidential and completely voluntary. Counselors are available to our members at no cost.
This interactive workshop shows you how to use credit wisely to help you to establish a positive payment history.
Good credit is vital for you to qualify for lower rates on future credit, including car loans, mortgages, credit cards, and personal loans. Your credit standing will also affect your insurance cost, employment opportunities and housing options.
Four out of five Americans are still not adequately prepared to meet their needs in retirement. How prepared are you?
The National Credit Union Foundation’s Real Solution Program and CUNA Mutual Group have developed the Route Your Retirement Fair that we use to help you better prepare for retirement. The fair is designed for people to think carefully about the retirement lifestyle they want and then adjust their financial plans accordingly.
Elementary School Deposit Days
Beacon Federal Credit Union partners with local elementary schools to teach students how to save and manage money.
Statistics show that most kids today don’t learn nearly enough about effectively managing money. Moe Savers encourages responsible financial behavior with a fun curriculum to help prepare our future generations.
Goose Creek Memorial High School Branch
Beacon is a big supporter of local schools.
As part of our continuing commitment to youth education, we provide GCM High School with a fully functioning branch office, operated by high school students and the Global Academy advisor. This hands-on experience teaches life skills and encourages financial responsibility as part of the student school day.
NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program®
NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of pre-teens, teens and young adults.
Organized into six topics (planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance), the program includes topical Student Guides, an assortment of 45-minute teacher lesson plans, and a growing collection of online resources and learning activities.
Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation
Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation's mission is to enable young people and adults to manage their resources and plan for a secure financial future. Basic personal financial understanding and skills improves lives!
We believe financial education is critical to societal stability and feel that we should do our part to develop more competent, capable and conscientious citizens. To adequately prepare our youth for adulthood and keep adults on top of their finances, we must empower them with the tools, information and skills necessary to save and invest in their future.
“We are extremely grateful for our credit union partnerships in the Cornerstone region, especially Beacon FCU. Beacon’s commitment to the financial stability of their members and the community at large aligns with the Foundation’s mission of empowering people to improve their financial well-being,” said Courtney Moran, executive director.