West Lafayette, Ind. — October 2, 2017 — Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was recently awarded the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, which recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18.
In 2017, 15 staff volunteers made classroom presentations to more than 500 students in elementary through high school. Purdue Federal uses Banzai, providing free tools to teachers and students. More than 2,700 workbooks were supplied to students last year. Outside the classroom, Purdue Federal participated in the Purdue Athlete Life Success Program (PALS), a camp dedicated to providing sports, fitness, health and life instruction to area youth who may not otherwise be able to participate in a summer camo. The credit union made interactive financial literacy presentations to more than 400 campers in keeping with the camp’s “Oregon Trail” theme in 2016.
Purdue Federal is extremely passionate about financial literacy in the community. In 2016, Purdue Federal had 8,774 members attend free financial literacy sessions and 6,372 of those attended a session for the first time. If you are interested in learning more about financial literacy and what we can do for you, please reach out to Lindsey Kilty at firstname.lastname@example.org .