From CUNA News Now – A healthy dose of reality goes a long way, when it comes to shaping kids’ knowledge of and perceptions about their finances. That is the philosophy behind the “CU 4 Reality” program offered by the Texas Credit Union League.
CU 4 Reality Fairs is a turn-key program available to the 81 Texas credit unions that participate in the league’s statewide REAL Solutions initiative designed to help Texans of modest means. Mike Delker, league senior vice president, noted that the program has grown and credit unions have embraced it to help their communities.
“In 2012, more than 40 Reality Fairs have been scheduled across Texas to educate nearly 2,000 students,” said Delker. “We are excited about the success of this initiative, but even more excited about the long-term effect it will have on the financial future of these young people, who will be better equipped to make wise decisions about their money.”
Launched in 2011, REAL Solutions credit unions offer Texas students an interactive financial literacy program in an entertaining, hands-on “Reality Fair” that guides students through the personal financial management process in a simulated real-world environment.
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