WLFCU sponsors the Banzai financial Literacy program in the Windsor Locks Public Schools system. The program comes with workbooks, an online platform, and in-class presentations by WLFCU employees. We make Banzai available to the Middle School and the High School at no cost.
Financial Reality Fairs
Financial Reality Fairs are hands-on life simulation events for High School classes. The students begin with a randomly-generated after-college identity, including occupation, income, and credit score. They visit various booths that represent different areas of life where people typically spend their money: transportation, housing, entertainment, vacations, pets, etc. The booths are staffed by Connecticut Credit Union volunteers who work to “sell” students the different products and services. The goal for the students is to create a monthly budget that stays within their income and, ideally, have some money leftover as savings. At the end of the exercise, students meet with Credit Union Certified Financial Counselors to review their budgets and receive feedback.
WLFCU participates in Financial Reality Fairs in the Hartford County every year. The fairs are a blast for students, teachers, and Credit Union employees. Ask your High School business teacher if your class can attend a Financial Reality Fair this year!
WLFCU partners with Junior Achievement to help achieve their mission of preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. We help to impart the core values of entrepreneurialism, work-readiness, and financial literacy.
WLFCU employees volunteer with Junior Achievement every year in various Hartford County schools. We participate in two different formats. In JA Days, WLFCU employees teach a class for the whole day. In the traditional delivery, WLFCU employees visit classrooms for individual lesson plans. JA provides the lesson plans, and WLFCU employees enrich learning with first-hand financial knowledge.