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Tools for financial education.

STCU offers you free tools — including easy-to-adopt curricula and activities — to help your students learn to make good financial decisions.

Simply choose your grade level, review the education programs, then call or email us to schedule a presentation!

Elementary school.

K—second grades.
  • Money Jar presentation: We bring Money Jars for the entire class, and read a story to help students talk about money.
  • Needs v. wants activity: Students learn the difference between a need and a want during an interactive activity.
  • Spending and saving: Students learn about spending, saving, and sharing concepts. They also learn about counting and keeping money safe and the conqeuences of financial decisions.
Third—sixth grades.
  • Money Journal presentations: Discussion about money and introduces save, spend, and share concepts using STCU Money Journals. Basic budget, organization,
    and goal concepts are introduced.
  • What is credit? Interactive lesson that introduces students to credit. Learn how and why people might choose to borrow money.
  • What is investing? Students learn about investing. They will get the opportunity to learn why some people invest their money and what they hope to accomplish in doing so.
  • Debit vs. credit card activity: Students learn the difference between a debit and a credit card and the costs associated with borrowing money to purchase items.

Middle school.

  • Money Live for middle school: Money Live is a hands-on simulation designed for students preparing for high school. It puts them in the shoes of a teenager with more responsibility and tackles subjects such as making good decisions, needs v. wants, time management, and part-time jobs.
  • Game show: An interactive financial education-based game show, with video clips and prizes. Topics include saving money, credit, student loans, and credit cards.
  • Classroom presentations: Topics include credit scores, debit and checking accounts, saving, investing, compound interest, pay yourself first, emergency savings, budgeting and proper spending, credit cards, and the difference between a credit union and a bank.

High school.

  • Money Live for high school: Money Live is a hands-on simulation designed for high school students. It puts teens in the shoes of an adult making choices about housing, food, child care, insurance, auto buying, and more.
  • Game show: An interactive financial education-based game show, with video clips and prizes. Topics include saving money, student loans, credit score, credit cards, auto loans, and more.
  • Classroom presentations: Topics include the difference between net and gross pay, viewing a sample paycheck, credit scores, debit and checking accounts, saving, goal setting, insurance, budgeting and spending, credit cards, retirement, interest, and the difference between a credit union and a bank.

Call (855) 753.0317 or email mymoney@stcu.org to schedule a presentation or to get more information about STCU financial education programs.