Resources For Youth and Young Adults
It is not necessary to have an organized financial literacy program to help young members and potential members learn to manage their money.
The items listed below include some that are designed for self-study and some intended to help parents become better financial role models. Others simply make learning about money fun.
Credit Union Educators
Preschoolers and Parents
- Coloring/counting books—Save, Spend & Share and How Many?
- Parent seminar kit—Value of a Dollar: Teaching Your Preschool Child—complete resources for conducting a parent workshop
Youth in Elementary (ES), Middle (MS), and High School (HS)
- Budgeting simulation (HS)—Mad City Money™—2½-hour hands-on simulation that gives youth a taste of real world family finances.
- Activity book (ES)—Adventures in Saving™: A Tale of Three Savers
- Coloring banner (ES)—sturdy vinyl for wall display
- Comic book (MS, HS)—Tales from the Vault—credit union history and philosophy, starring Kid Kred
- Financial services booklet (MS, HS)—Guide to Money—introduction to financial services
- Customizable web content (ES, MS, HS)—Googolplex™: The CU Guide for Student Moneymakers—three-in-one customizable online content for your credit union web site
- Customizable web content (HS)—Guides to Independence™—interactive introduction to financial services for your credit union web site
- FREE lesson plan (MS, HS)—"Share Draft/Checking Account Basics"
- FREE personal finance curriculum (HS)—NEFE®High School Financial Planning Program®—complete introduction to financial planning for group instruction
- Statement stuffers (ES, MS, HS)—statement stuffers about allowances and other youth-related topics for parents
- Parent seminar kit (ES, MS)—Value of a Dollar: Teaching Your K-8 Child—complete resources for conducting a parent workshop