Friday, March 18, 2016

The #CUGenZ Tour is Bringing Financial Literacy to Life!

Earlier this year, we confirmed that we're joining The National Credit Union Foundation to address Generation Z's need for financial literacy thanks to the help of scores of credit unions across the U.S. who “paid it forward” in social media posts last year.

Credit unions and social media enthusiasts posted hundreds of images and videos of how they were giving back for the holiday season. This social support earned our $10,000 charitable gift to The Foundation, and it's supporting a national tour of 20 experiential learning sessions for teens this year. 

The tour will provide financial literacy and money management skills for 2,000 to 5,000 students and will be hosted in credit unions and league facilities across the country this year.

Each event is called a Reality Fair, and the first of the tour took place yesterday with students from Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School and support from Schools First Federal Credit Union, parent volunteers and The Foundation. As you can see from the video and photos they shared, the event looks like a smashing success!

We'll share more on these events as they happen. And, to help you connect with the tour,  we're calling it The #CUGenZ Tour to make it an easy search for you on Twitter, Facebook and other social channels.

Thanks, again, to all the credit unions and social media friends and followers who shared photos and videos with us through #CUGiveBack last year! Your social posts are now helping many young people prepare stronger financial futures while giving their Generation X and Millennial parents a helping hand in this invaluable area of life.

Isn't it great to see financial literacy coming to life?