New Video Demonstrates How Maine Credit Unions Support Financial Education in Maine Schools

August 1 traditionally marks the beginning of back-to-school season—a time when teachers begin pulling together their curriculums for the upcoming academic year. Along with traditional areas of study, Maine educators need to incorporate financial education in their lesson plans thanks to a law which requires public schools in Maine teach personal finance to students in grades K through 12. Maine credit unions can support them by providing education directly to students and/or helping teachers meet the mandate through our own curriculum program.

To spread the word about how Maine credit unions can help both teachers and students this upcoming school year, the League created a new financial education video. Credit unions are encouraged to share the video in their own outreach efforts.

“Youth financial education has long been a focus of Maine credit unions,” said Jake Holmes, the League’s Financial Literacy Outreach Coordinator. “While we’ve always been there to help students build the foundation for financial wellness, we can be there for Maine’s educators as well. Promoting financial literacy, while helping meet curriculum mandates is a win-win.”

Credit unions looking to support schools can offer Financial Fitness Fairs, either in-person or virtually. They can also lead turn-key lesson plans developed by the Maine Credit Union League.

If your credit union receives a request to host a Financial Fitness Fair, lead a lesson plan, or facilitate a presentation or discussion, contact Jake Holmes if you need assistance.