Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
New curriculum for teens tackles gambling charity bankruptcy
ST. PAUL, Minn. (11/4/11)--A financial literacy provider has released 10 new online offerings for teens, including "a tough take" on topics such as gambling, charitable giving and bankruptcy.

The curriculum is provided by Foolproof, a consumer advocacy initiative sponsored by 15 state trade associations used by 147 credit unions.

FoolProof is addressing topics such as gambling and bankruptcy in response to inquiries from the credit unions and teachers who use the financial literacy service.

"These modules are different," said Will de Hoo, Foolproof found. "Each module is designed to be used by itself, rather than as part of our curriculum series. But all of the modules---used alone or with our other modules--are tough as nails--and teachers love them.  We have tested these modules in Oklahoma during the past six weeks, and already over 125 high schools have started using them."

Foolproof's entire curriculum includes more than 18 topics in 22 hours of online, interactive instruction.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@RepDennyHeck to @NWCUA Amplify conference audience: "More often than not, CUs are part of the solution"
6 hours ago
LA Laker and NBA Legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson was the keynote speaker Tuesday @CCULReach, hosted by the Cal/Nev #CreditUnion Leagues
7 hours ago
.@growfinancial's #salsa sensation spices up seed giveaway #NewsNow http://t.co/rKmWVwwzot
7 hours ago
.@TheNCUA Office of Small CU Initiatives soon--maybe Nov.--will launch website for #CUs 2 research #creditunion vendors or service providers
7 hours ago
.@TheNCUA says late 2Q Call Report filers 2 pay total of $17,111 in penalties.Individual penalty range is $52 to $1,824;median is $256. 2of2
8 hours ago