First Tech Credit Union and Oregon Community Credit Union joined forces with brass|MEDIA Inc. to provide free personal finance resources and instructional materials to Oregon students and teachers.

The brass|STUDENT PROGRAM-Oregon is a statewide initiative to strengthen high school students' understanding of money and help prepare Oregon's next generation to make sound financial decisions.

"Given the current economic crisis, there are opportunities for credit unions in reaching young adults because personal finance has such a high relevance. Now is the perfect time for credit unions to engage that audience," said Bryan Sims, the 25-year-old founder/CEO of brass.

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