Firelands Federal Credit Union hosts Finances 101

Nov. 20—BELLEVUE — To help achieve the commitment to providing financial literacy to the communities it serves, Firelands Federal Credit Union (Firelands FCU) hosted Finances 101 at Norwalk and Bellevue high schools.

This program has been held since 2014.

Finances 101, often referred to as the "game of life," offers high school juniors the opportunity to obtain real-life budgeting skills by participating in a series of 12 interactive stations. These stations focus on future financial responsibilities such as buying a home, car, and clothes and paying for child care, utilities and groceries.

This year, more than 450 high school students from eight area high schools participated. These schools include Bellevue, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk, St. Paul, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard. To meet the demands of the large number of students at these events, nearly 85 volunteers from Firelands FCU and local businesses assisted in guiding students across the game or helping inform them on a specific financial topic.

"We are honored to provide this program and grateful to see the impact it leaves first-hand," said Kelly Steele-Moore, Firelands FCU's VP of Marketing. "We are thankful for our local schools, Firelands FCU staff, and local volunteers for their participation as we work to share the importance of financial literacy throughout the communities we serve. We look forward to growing Finances 101 in the future."

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