Credit Union Foundation; Credit Union of Maryland
Based upon a succssful cooperative effort among the credit unions and several large school districts in Maryland, the Credit Union Foundation initially supported the development of “The Millionaires Club.” Focus has recently been placed upon inner-city school districts and particularly on young females.
Each Club consists of a high school class that is paired with credit union volunteers and others. The volunteers team with teachers to present one-per-week 45-minute sessions where financial literacy materials and concepts are presented to students.
The activity culminates with a contest designed to test the economic and financial literacy of participating classes. Competitions are held at the state and national level.