For 1 CEO, Trip Back To High School Not A Reunion
Southeast Oakland Community Credit Union's Steven J. Scherr stood in front of a high school
There were a few chuckles as one student blurted out, "I don't have that skill. I get paid on Friday and all my money
Scherr, SOCCU's business development manager, was not surprised. In fact, he responded, "That's why I'm here."
Scherr is a volunteer instructor for CUNA's National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) program, which
During Credit Union Youth Week Scherr was among the hundreds of credit union volunteers and legislators from
Michigan league spokesperson Lori Bahnmueller said league officials were very pleased with the willingness of the
The league reported that Michigan credit unions, lead the nation in financial literacy outreach, teaching more than
Scherr's partner for the fourth of a six-week course at Oak Park High School (Scherr's alma mater) was Rep. Andy
"Money is obviously the key to getting where you want to be," Meisner told the small group of juniors and seniors.
Tired Of The Teacher
The next hour was spent discussing saving money and the various ways to make it grow with such financial products
Their teacher, Len Boucher, said he has been pleased to see the students asking more and more questions as they go
"We discuss this stuff throughout the year," Boucher said, "but kids get tired of listening to their teacher all the time.
MCUL President/CEO David Adams said the goal of the program is to bring awareness of finances to young people
"There's a crisis in financial education in our country and a need for leadership in combating it," he said. "Credit