Students at Orchard View High School in Muskegon will meet with Senator Goeff Hansen at 1:30 p.m. on April 21 as part of the Michigan Credit Union League’s Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge. This is the eighth year of the challenge, which in 2011 will connect 50 state legislators with students during Money Smart Week and Financial Literacy Month in April.
Michigan’s credit unions are national leaders in youth financial education, reaching more than 48,000 students during the 2009-2010 school year and organizing more than 366 student-run credit unions across the state – both are the most is the country.
“MCUL is proud to bring lawmakers into classrooms to encourage financial education,” says David Adams, president and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League. “As personal debt and foreclosures are at an all-time high, we appreciate the work of our elected representatives to help pass on the critical message of personal finance to students. Credit unions are committed to encouraging financial education for their members and in their communities.”
April’s Financial Literacy Month includes a variety of local workshops and programs put on by financial institutions across the state. First General Credit Union services the lakeshore community and beyond with financial products and personal service. FGCU also offers classroom presentations on finance to schools in Muskegon County.
Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union League is a statewide trade association representing Michigan’s 335 credit unions. Based in Lansing, the MCUL offers credit unions assistance in the areas of regulatory compliance, legislative advocacy, media advocacy and operational information.