WCCU feels strongly that educating young people today will create better informed adults for tomorrow. We are committed to Financial Education and proudly sponsor school programs that teach our youth lifelong financial literacy skills that will better prepare them for their future.
All programs sponsored solely by WCCU. For more information, contact Kim Gates, WCCU Financial Education Officer at (401) 596-7000 ext. 2124 or at email@example.com.
Please remember, Westerly Community Credit Union does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13 per the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Online High School Financial Education program for grades 9-12
WCCU is proud to sponsor EverFi, a new online Financial Education program that uses the latest technology – video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Students learn from mistakes made by Rufus, the program’s leading character, as they follow him through real life experiences. After completing 10 modules on banking, credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and more, students earn a Certification in Financial Literacy. Students can log onto the program for life, which will allow them to review specific topics before making important financial decision in adulthood, such as preparing to buy their first home. EverFi is the nation’s leading online Financial Education program used in over 3,500 high schools across the country.
WCCU sponsors the following local high schools:
- Chariho High School
- Exeter-West Greenwich High School
- Narragansett High School
- The Prout School
- South Kingstown High School
- Westerly High School
High School Basic Money Management program for grades 9-12
WCCU is proud to sponsor Cemark’s High School program, Making the Right Money Moves. This program teaches young adults basic money management skills using workbooks in the classroom. Topics such as budgeting, personal savings and checking, credit and loans, identity theft and more are covered. WCCU is pleased to sponsor our local high schools with this valuable program at no expense to their school. Teachers can easily share this program with their students by requesting the number of workbooks needed for their classroom along with a Teacher’s Guide.
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