Financial reality fairs were held across the Northwest to celebrate International Credit Union Day, while Spokane credit unions broke out tools for a playground build. Some Oregon fairs also featured a Proclamation from Gov. Kate Brown recognizing credit unions’ contributions to the state.
With the majority of fairs planned on or around International Credit Union Day, the NWCUF collaborative effort has exploded in number of students reached, far-outpacing the original.
Credit unions can join an innovative one-day financial education event that will serve hundreds of youth and showcase the cooperative spirit in the Northwest.
A new video from the NCUF highlights the power of Financial Reality Fairs to transform high schoolers’ understanding of personal financial management.
Volunteers are needed for upcoming Financial Reality Fairs, where Northwest legislators will see high school students learning how to live on a budget during the 2013 CU Day @ the Capitol events.
Credit union professionals are needed to serve as volunteers during the Financial Reality Fairs taking place at the Credit Union Day at the Capitol events early next year. As volunteers, they will help high school students to budget within their means—while legislators look on.
Northwest legislators will see the credit union financial literacy mission in action during live Financial Reality Fair exercises next session. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing grants to make the events possible during CU Day @ the Capitol.