We believe teaching students money skills will help them have a better tomorrow!
We're committed to supporting youth financial literacy programs. All programs and materials are FREE.
Thrive by Five is a series of lessons and activities to help teach money basics to small children. It’s a great teaching tool for parents, home school, pre-school and kindergarten classrooms
FETCH (Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits) is a fun, interactive board game that teaches kids basic financial literacy. Guided by credit union staff, students form competitive teams for an adventure through a dog park where they must purchase items for their dog and save as much money as possible, while encountering a mixture of risks and rewards along the way.
Great Minds Think: A Guide to Money is a financial literacy activity book to help teach the basic concepts of financial decision making about earning, budgeting, spending and saving money! It can also be sent home to show parents how to start a conversation about financial responsibility.
Banzai Junior is an interactive, online financial literacy course that challenges students to make wise financial decisions. By working through real-life scenarios, they try to save for a new bike (or hoverboard). Teachers can supplement the online course with free activity books and a classroom discussion led by credit union staff. Sign up
Grades 7- 12
Banzai Teen is an interactive, online financial literacy course that gives teens an opportunity to work through real-life financial issues in a safe environment. Students face unforeseen challenges and quirky scenarios as they try to reach their goal of saving for college. Teachers can supplement the online course with free activity books and a classroom discussion led by credit union staff. Sign up
Mad City Money Program is a 2-2.5 hour simulation where students visit "stores" to purchase housing, transportation, food, clothing, day care, etc. Mad City is an excellent way to introduce students to real world financial challenges in a realistic, entertaining environment. Credit union staff set up on site to help conduct this event.
Build a Budget Workshops are similar to Mad City Money, but presented in a condensed format. A roll of the dice will decide students’ occupation and monthly salary as they create a budget for their monthly expenses. Facilitated by credit union staff, this workshop is a great way for students to build real-life budgeting skills in one class period.
OUCU representatives can visit your classroom to give presentations on a variety of topics:
- Money Management
- How to Write a Check
- The Importance of Budgeting and Saving
- Credit Scores and How to Use Credit Wisely
We'd be happy to tailor a presentation to fit the needs of your classroom curriculum!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (740) 597-2800 about participating in any of these great programs.