Leominster Credit Union in Leominster, Mass., announced that 11-year-old Elyjah Collins from Sky View School is the first MoneyIsland Guru in the state.
The $614 million LCU introduced MoneyIsland, an interactive video game that teaches kids financial life skills, last year.
The game tracks and encourages the player’s progress, and as he or she goes on quests to destinations such as the Eiffel Tower and Atlantis real-life principles of financial responsibility are learned.
Children receive a passport, stickers and have the opportunity to receive real-life rewards as they proceed through the game.
“The game was very exciting and I wanted to be the first at the Leominster Boys and Girls Club to save Stone Broke, who is the character you assist during your journey through the game,” said Elyjah. “I liked playing the game because it had a lot of challenges and each level was different. It’s cool to be the first Guru.”