April is National Financial Literacy Month, and an opportunity for credit unions to continue their financial education outreach. To help credit unions be more successful in this endeavor, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation offers FOCUS “Train-the-Trainer” workshops throughout the year. The next scheduled workshop is April 30 in Dallas.
This one-day workshop is designed to arm credit unions, educators, non-profit organizations and community leaders with the skills they need to motivate young people into adopting positive savings and spending habits.
The FOCUS “Train-the-Trainer” workshop covers BizKid$ and the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program (NEFE HSFPP). BizKid$ is a financial literacy initiative that includes an award winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, a website and a monthly online newsletter targeting children 9-16 years old.
Revised in 2012, the NEFE 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 module topics (planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance), the program includes six topical Student Guides, an assortment of 45-minute teacher lesson plans, and a growing collection of online resources and learning activities.
Following is a list of other workshops scheduled in 2014:
June 6, Oklahoma City, Okla.
June 27, Houston, Texas
July 11, Arkansas
Sept. 19, Austin, Texas
Oct. 10, San Antonio, Texas