Educational Programs  
Educational Programs

FOCUS “Train the Trainers”

As part of the Foundation FOCUS financial education campaign, the Foundation invites you to attend a free FOCUS “Train the Trainer”, featuring the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) and BizKid$!  These training sessions are open to credit union staff, teachers, and community partners who are interested in teaching or distributing the NEFE HSFPP and/or BizKid$.  Participants will receive teacher lesson plans, student workbooks, and practical hands on content training.

Biz Kid$ Teacher Training & Entrepreneur Contest

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is continuing their innovative Biz Kid$ Teacher Training and Entrepreneur Contest. This program, funded by a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation, will provide the opportunity for teachers to receive personal financial education, in addition to tips and techniques on how to teach the Biz Kid$ program.

Participating teachers, with the help of a credit union partner, will implement the Biz Kid$ curriculum in their classrooms, and students will collaboratively create a business plan for a needed organization in their community, thus incorporating the entrepreneurship skills learned through Biz Kid$.

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Financial Management Webinars

The Foundation, in partnership with Transformance, present live webinars throughout the year covering a wide array of topics including, but not limited to; Building Wealth, How to Spend Your Tax Refund, How Do I Get Out of Debt?, Savvy Shopper, Conquering Credit Reports and Scores, and Retirement 101.

Dates and topics for these webinars can be found on the Transformance website.

Reality Fairs

Reality Fairs, a REAL Solutions Program, is funded by the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation. Beginning with classroom instruction, the Fair ends with a fun and exciting simulation of spending & budgeting based on career choices & lifestyle choices. Please contact Paula Upchurch at for more information on hosting a Reality Fair.

Retirement Fairs

The National Credit Union Foundation’s REAL Solutions Program in cooperation with the CUNA Mutual Group has developed a new Retirement Fair, "Retire on Track", to assist credit unions help their member  and staff better prepare for retirement. The fair is designed to have people think more carefully about the type of lifestyle they would like to pursue in retirement and then link it to their financial plan.  Please contact Courtney Moran, Foundation Executive Director, at for more information on hosting a Retirement Fair.

Foundation FOCUS Newsletters

Each Foundation FOCUS member will receive a newsletter quarterly. This newsletter will keep you up to date on what the Foundation is working on and how the network can get involved.