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What Can DCU Save You?

Free Financial Literacy Education

DCU Provides Assistance for Youth Financial Literacy

One of DCU's biggest concerns is the financial literacy of Americans. For us to achieve our vision that all members achieve their financial goals, financial education is absolutely essential. Some of this education can occur in classrooms and DCU is prepared to help.

We work with high school students in schools teaching a new and improved version of the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) program. This includes budgeting; financial planning; credit; fraud and ID theft; and how to use a checking account. Additionally, we have included a new module on career development and added interviewing skills and resume writing to prepare students for their job searches.

Each in-class presentation covers information in a fun way so that the students get involved with learning about how to be more prepared for the financial challenges ahead. We bring our experience from DCU into the classrooms and share our knowledge with the students. They get comfortable with us, become involved in the discussions, and put together pieces of the financial puzzle that may not have been apparent for them otherwise.

There are three main purposes of this program:

  1. To teach the financial planning process – What it is and what it can do for students.
  2. Give students practice with this process – Through exercises and assignments provided in the program, students will have an opportunity to apply the principles they learn.
  3. To encourage them to take control of their finances – It's never too early to start.

This program is strictly non-commercial in content. It does not promote financial or other products. Students are given their own student guides at no cost.

Teachers:

If your school system is located in Eastern MA or in Southern NH and you are interested in having us work with you, please contact:

Linda Quebec
Email: lquebec@dcu.org*
Phone: 508.263.6700, ext. 9317

* Please note that ordinary email is not secure. You should avoid including any sensitive personal or financial information. Contact DCU directly with specific questions concerning your account or membership.

Classroom Materials For Teachers