CREATED Apr. 18, 2013
CASE Credit Union will team with State Representative Andy Schor at J.W. Sexton High School on Friday, April 19, for the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates’ Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge in a collaborate effort to educate students on the importance of financial responsibility and guide students on the path to financial success.
For this year’s challenge, thirty 7th and 8th grade students will participate in Mad City Money, a learning simulation developed by the Credit Union National Association, in which students will be given a new identity—complete with salary, loan debt and a new family. As they visit various merchants, they will need to navigate the real world consequences of financial decision-making. CASE Credit Union Community Education Coordinator
Kara Peters will partner with Representative Schor to facilitate and assist the students during the activity. “We appreciate Representative Schor taking the time out of his schedule to help make an impact with these students. His dedication and support to the community and the credit union movement are invaluable,” says CASE Credit Union President and CEO Jeffrey S. Benson, CPA, MBA.
Benson will also be meeting with the Sexton students and participating in the Mad City Money event along with April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge is a cooperative effort that partners Michigan lawmakers with credit unions and schools in their district to message the importance of sound financial habits to the community during the month.