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Financial Literacy Resources & Activities

Typically, during April we celebrate Youth & Financial Literacy Month with events happening in schools and branches. Due to current circumstances all events have been canceled. However, we created a list of helpful resources for parents and teachers to help educate youth on the importance of being financially literate.
Additionally, our annual Art Contest is still going on!* Please print the PDF of the form and mail the artwork to us. Instructions are included in the PDF.


*We will be accepting late entries this year. Please mail or drop off artwork by July 10, 2020.
Money Magic

Nancy Carlson is a Minnesota local Author & Illustrator of more than 60 published children’s books. Her books all contain positive messages that gently remind children what is right and how to be kind.

Over the years, Nancy & UECU have partnered on many readings in schools around the Twin-Cities. The readings have always contained an element of Financial Literacy with a reading of “Start Saving Henry” and a discussion of saving. This year, Nancy agreed to do a reading and art lesson on video for UECU to share. Thank you, Nancy, for your continued support.


As a credit union who serves educators, we find financial literacy to be extremely important. Unfortunately, we've had to cancel all of our financial literacy events we had planned for Spring. However, we'd like to be a resource for teachers and parents who are looking for additional ways to educate children during this time. See below for a variety of resources. If there is some other way we can assist you, please reach out. We may be able to help you!

Online Financial Literacy Resources

  • Biz Kids: financial literacy and work readiness for children ages 6 to 12.
  • MyMoney.Gov the Department of the Treasury prepared report highlighting the importance of financial literacy and education for all Americans and identifies ways to improve the delivery of financial education.
          - Resources for Teachers
          - Resources for Youth
  • BestPrep: play The Stock Market Game with kids while they’re at home and want to learn to invest.

Miscellaneous Curriculum for Distance Learning

  • Education.com: An Educational platform for parents and teachers of pre-k through 5th grade kids. Support your kids learning journey with games, worksheets and more that help children practice key skills.
  • Scholastic: A website to support families and teachers while navigating school closures. This virtual learning hub is meant to support your child's virtual lesson plans.
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Creates and supports positive non-formal learning opportunities for youth. Fosters resilient, healthy and secure futures for families and seniors.
  • St. Paul Library: Resources for Online learning, Virtual learning, E-books, magazines, music, and research.
  • National Public Radio (NPR): A list of services that are being offered for free while everyone is practicing social distancing. This list includes free workout video classes to online educational classes for adults!