Credit unions were founded on the cooperative principle of “People Helping People.”
At SCU, the credit union commitment to giving back to our communities extends to all ages, including creating partnerships with local schools. Through our reality fair program “CU 4 RealityTM“, we work with junior high and high school students to teach personal finance, savings and credit.
A reality fair is an interactive event where students simulate spending decisions they will face as adults using the entry-level salary of a profession of their choice that they have researched in advance. With the goal of staying within a monthly budget, students work with credit union volunteers who help students make spending decisions in various expense categories, such as housing, transportation, utilities and entertainment. Students often report that the event was the highlight of the school year and our employees are delighted to help.