Financial Education Resources
Financial Education Resources from Summit Credit Union
Summit’s financial education partnership with high schools provides young adults with the resources they need to be financially successful. Below is a menu of online and in-person financial literacy options that can be provided and customized to meet students’ needs.
Workshops & In-class Presentations
Summit financial educators can provide large student body workshops, as well as classroom and small group presentations, on topics that directly impact high school students. If you have a topic for which you are looking for a guest speaker, please contact us. Some of the topics we have presented on include:
- Budgeting for college
- First-time car buying
- Breakdown of a credit score
- Understanding your paycheck
It’s A Money Thing
Summit can provide teachers and administrators with engaging videos and accompanying handouts through ‘It’s A Money Thing’ curriculum. This youth-focused financial literacy curriculum can be administered by teachers or provided in conjunction with a presentation from a Summit financial educator. Some of the topics that are covered by ‘It’s A Money Thing’ include:
- Living on your own
- Boosting your credit score
- Compounding interest
- Banks versus credit unions
Summit also provides FoolProof, a unique online resource that helps young people avoid costly financial mistakes, free to students, educators and parents. Teachers can assign modules to students to complete, and track their progress. Summit financial educators can give interested teachers access to this program for use in the classroom.
Project Teen Money Scholarship
Through Summit’s Project Teen Money program, teens teach their peers about saving, spending and giving while competing for a $2,500 scholarship.
Please contact Summit Credit Union’s Financial Education Coordinator, Kristel McHugh, at SummitFinancialEducation@summitcreditunion.com for more information or to schedule one of the financial education options above.