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NW CUs Celebrate ICU Day With Financial Education, Community Service & Recognition

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.

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Second Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza Estimated to Reach Nearly 3,000 (and Counting)

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.

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Back to Reality: NWCUF Launching Second Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

In celebration of International Credit Union Day, NWCUF is hosting a second multi-city, multi credit union financial reality fair extravaganza. We’d love for you to participate this time around!

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Financial Education Focus With NW Priority Credit Union

Last week, we showcased the collective efforts of 11 Northwest credit unions for the Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza, which hosted a dozen financial reality fairs at schools across the region, including nine in one day. One of those members, NW Priority Credit Union, shared their individual efforts from the day.

Northwest Credit Unions Partner With NWCUF and National Groups to Host Financial Reality Fairs Across Region

Approximately 600 students from Northwest high schools took part in Financial Reality Fairs to learn real world financial skills. 11 credit unions partnered with the NWCUF, CUNA Mutual Group, National Credit Union Foundation and MindBlown Labs for 12 events, and nine in one day.

Spots Still Open for Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

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.

New Video: Transforming Teens’ Financial Literacy Skills

A new video from the NCUF highlights the power of Financial Reality Fairs to transform high schoolers’ understanding of personal financial management.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Wins $20k Grant for Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The grant will help fund an innovative one-day Northwest credit union event teaching high school students the fundamentals of sound financial decision making.

Foundation Planning Massive Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is applying for a grant to create a one-day, simultaneous Financial Reality Fair event across Oregon and Washington. Funding would cover many of credit unions’ costs to participate. Sign up now to participate.

Fibre Federal Gives 300+ High School Students a Taste of the ‘Real World’

The credit union hosted its largest ever financial reality fair, drawing students from eight high schools for financial education event.

High Schoolers Will Learn Finance Basics at Financial Reality Fair

Volunteers wanted for event to teach high school students the basics of budgeting and personal finance, hosted by Fibre Federal.

Join Financial Reality Fair and Teach Students How to Manage Money

The NWCUF is hosting a Financial Reality Fair for students with Juma Ventures. Volunteer and help students navigate their financial lives.

Collaborate With Schools on ‘Experiential Learning’ in Financial Literacy

Credit unions have long delivered on the financial education mission. CUNA Mutual Group’s Mark Lynch has some innovative ideas about credit unions collaborating to find out directly from the students what will keep them engaged in financial learning.

NWCUF, FEPPP to Train Teachers at Financial Reality Fair

The NWCUF is calling for credit union volunteers to train 50 teachers at a Financial Reality Fair in Vancouver on August 12.

‘Life Be Expensive These Days’: Reality Fair Volunteers Can Help Students Be Smart Consumers

Volunteers are being recruited now for four upcoming Financial Reality Fairs in May and June. It’s a chance to give students, teachers and even credit union leaders a first-hand look at what it takes to be smart financial consumers.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Gives Spokane Teachers a Dose of (Financial) Reality

What happens when teachers experience the real-life scenarios of a Financial Reality Fair that’s usually geared toward students? They learn the kinds of lessons, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation believes, that find their way back to personal-finance classes and curriculum.

Financial Reality Fair Gives Students a Real-World Look at Budgeting Options

Credit unions’ commitment to financial education played out in a live, interactive Financial Reality Fair during Credit Union Day at the Capitol last week. Students from River Ridge High School and a team of credit union volunteers impressed Washington legislators by demonstrating that students do have an appetite for financial education – and that credit unions are ready to provide it.

Volunteers Needed to Guide Spokane-Area Teachers through Financial Reality Fair

Fifty Spokane-area teachers will get to put their personal-finance skills to the test Feb. 28 at the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Financial Reality Fair. Volunteers are being recruited now to play the roles of merchants and financial counselors.