As the school year comes to a close, New Jersey credit unions have reached more than 1,300 students across the state through the hands-on, interactive financial reality fair program.
Credit unions, with assistance from the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation, New Jersey Credit Union League, community, and business partners, held 13 fairs throughout the state during the 2015-16 school year, the most the program has ever held in a school year since its inception in 2010.
“The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation is proud of the accomplishments of the Financial Reality Fair program here in New Jersey and how much the program has grown and flourished,” said New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Chairman Michael Hou. “This has been a record year for the program, with the most fairs held and the most students reached.
“This program is directly related to the foundation’s mission of promoting financial literacy, and we are happy to lend our support to credit unions who wish to host these fairs by continuing to offer grants to offset the costs of this hands-on program,” Hou said.
To date, the program has held 50 fairs, reaching a total of 6,256 students.
Credit unions that sponsored or hosted reality fairs this year included: