Students at Nasonville Elementary line up to visit their new, student-run branch of Central City Credit Union at their school. The branch of the $179 million Marshfield, Wis., credit union opened this school year and once a week the students can bring in deposits and take part in learning the value of savings. The 22,000-member credit union has won two straight Desjardins Awards for Youth Financial Education and recently was awarded a $12,240 grant from the National Credit Union Foundation that will enable Central City to more than double its financial education efforts.
Central City Credit Union’s new program “Grow Your Green” will provide students, teachers, and adults access to financial education tools like: in-class presentations, online coursework , curriculum and testing, as well as downloadable materials, and seminars. “We are excited by the opportunity to expand our program” said Holly Carter, the credit union’s membership development specialist. “The grant allows us to grow, and allows everyone access to financial education.”