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.
Virtual presentations available!
We are now offering many of our educational programs virtually, in addition to in-person. Call or email us to learn more and schedule.
- Spending and saving (Kindergarten and 1st grade): Students learn about spending, saving, and sharing concepts. They also learn about counting and keeping money safe and the consequences of financial decisions.
- Needs v. wants activity (1st grade): Students learn the difference between a need and a want during an interactive activity.
- Money Jar presentation (2nd grade): We bring Money Jars for the entire class. To encourage students to talk about money, we read Ping's Pennies, an original short story, written and illustrated by a pair of local teens, about a spendthrift penguin and his friends who learn the value of saving money and sharing with others.
- Money Journal presentations (3rd grade): 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? (4th grade): Interactive lesson that introduces students to credit. Learn how and why people might choose to borrow money.
- What is investing? (5th grade): 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 (6th grade): Students learn the difference between a debit and a credit card and the costs associated with borrowing money to purchase items.
- Game show (7th grade): An interactive financial education-based game show, with video clips and prizes. Topics include saving money, credit, student loans, and credit cards.
- Classroom presentations (7th and 8th grade): 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.
- Money Live for middle school (8th grade): 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.
- Classroom presentations (9th and 10th grade): 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.
- Game show (11th grade): 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.
- Money Live for high school (12th grade): 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.
Schedule a presentation.
Call (855) 753.0317 or email email@example.com to schedule a presentation or to get more information about STCU financial education programs.
We ❤ teachers!
STCU was founded by teachers in 1934, and we've never forgotten our roots.
Although we now also welcome non-educators as members, we still support teachers in many ways:
- Educators pay no membership fee to join STCU!
- In-person and online financial education presentations.
- Back-to-school events at dozens of Eastern Washington and North Idaho locations.
Thank you teachers!