How do you make financial literacy appealing to teenagers? Money XLive provides what seems to be the magic formula: celebrities, live bands, sports stars and other entertainers combined with practical and relevant education related to money.

How do you make financial literacy appealing to teenagers? Money XLive provides what seems to be the magic formula: celebrities, live bands, sports stars and other entertainers combined with practical and relevant education related to money.

Verity recently had the opportunity to help bring Money XLive to a school in our community. The event took place on March 12, 2010, and introduced over 900 Auburn Mountainview High School students to subjects like money management, credit cards and college funding. It was a fun and fitting kick-off for the school’s new focus on financial literacy education. For the next six months, students at Mountainview will learn all things financial from curriculum provided by the National Youth Financial Educators Council.

Kenressa Pierce, a financial counselor at our Auburn Branch who attended the event, had this to say: “The Money Xlive program covers the financial literacy that schools are presently lacking today. A lot of schools may not be able to afford to bring Money Xlive to their campus. Working with a local Credit Union to bring financial literacy into the classroom can be an affordable alternative.”

If you’d like to talk to someone about bringing financial literacy into your classroom or workplace, contact the Marketing Department at MarketingDept at VerityCU.com.

Terrell

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2 Responses

  1. Dan Rosenfeld says:

    Money XLive looks very engaging. Are the National Youth Financial Educators Council classes integrated into the school’s curriculum, so that students can get some sort of credit or incentive? If it’s not mandatory, how have the participation levels been this far? I think this looks very cool…

  2. Terrell says:

    Hi Dan,

    From what I’ve been told, participation in the classes is mandatory and the students get some sort of credit for completing them.

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