School Programs & Sites
Overview & Background
The need for financial education amongst the youth is extremely important. Supporting them in developing healthy financial habits will help them secure a healthy financial future. Therefore, schools are becoming more involved in exposing students to financial education by incorporating materials and hands-on activities into their curriculums.
WESTconsin Credit Union also recognizes the significance of this need and chooses to be part of a proactive solution by partnering with area school districts to assist in the financial education of more than 45,000 students. WESTconsin is currently active in more than 65 schools throughout west central Wisconsin and east central Minnesota, enhancing classroom activities with free financial literacy programs and services. For over 20 years, WESTconsin has partnered with schools on a financial education effort.
Middle School Sites
The financial literacy focus we support for middle school-aged youth is the concept of saving.
WESTconsin partners with Riverview Middle School in Barron, through the Kidz Credit Union. Credit union staff works with teachers and student tellers on operating a savings program that is available for students to make deposits and be rewarded for practicing saving habits.
High School Sites
WESTconsin Credit Union operates high school offices that not only provides easily accessible financial products and services to students and staff, but an interactive venue for students to discuss financial matters one-on-one with credit union personnel. On-site offices also give student tellers professional employment experience within the financial services work environment. The credit union can assist many classes with promotions, seminars and other activities that seek to encourage saving, budgeting, planning for the future as well as other financial education resources.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday during the lunch periods
Location: Reception area near the cafeteria
Partner: School’s Youth Apprenticeship program
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the lunch periods
Location: Near the auditorium
Partner: Business Department’s Youth Apprenticeship program
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the lunch periods
Location: Commons area
Partner: Business and Marketing Department’s Financial Services Cooperative program