Aristotle once said, "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." Credit unions can provide their community members an opportunity for advance ‘ learning by doing’ with two experiential learning fairs; one geared to helping teens prepare for life on their own and one aimed at helping adults of all ages prepare for retirement. In both of these fairs, participants interact with several stations to discover for themselves the choices that will affect their financial future.
The Michigan CU Foundation can provide assistance to help credit unions host these active learning fairs. The materials and information needed to hold a Teen Financial Reality Fair are available from the MCUF. The MCUF may also be able to provide funding assistance for either of these fairs through Community Reinvestment Initiative Grants.
For more information or to register for the free informational session on Sept. 25, contact MCUL Financial Education Manager Beth Troost at Beth.Troost@mcul.org or by phone at (800) 262-6285, ext. 453.