Credit Union Provides Financial Literacy to Oakland County Girl Scout Troop
On Wednesday, April 25, Credit Union employees provided financial literacy to Girl Scouts in Oakland County. During the presentation, the group of 12 Daisies reviewed coin recognition and the value of money. The presentation expanded on knowledge that the Daisies already possessed and introduced new principals that they were not yet familiar with, like earning and saving money.
As stated on the Girl Scouts of America’s website, “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place”. The presentation helped each of the Daisies earn their Money Counts Badge and provided them with knowledge that will benefit them as they grow.
During the presentation, the girls reviewed how to recognize pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, as well as, the values associated with each. The Credit Union’s Financial Education team led an activity that allowed the girls to practice sorting coins and “purchasing” different items. Throughout the activity the Financial Educators discussed the importance of earning money. The group also talked the benefits of saving money and how it can positively impact their financial future.
Catherine, a Financial Educator at the Credit Union said, “We had a really great group of girls. They had a solid foundation that we were able to build on and I think they all walked away having learned something.”