One of the missions of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) is to teach financial literacy to as many people as possible. Financial literacy empowers people with the information they need, providing answers to every day questions, including:
Identity theft solutions
Marriage and merging finances
Dealing with credit card debt
By using programs like the National Endowment for Financial Education's High School Financial Planning Program, career fairs, seminars and workshops, LSCU brings easily understandable, free financial education to teachers, students and adults across the Southeast. For information on bringing financial literacy training to your credit union, contact the
Cooperative Initiatives department.
Financial Education Task Force LSCU has formed a task force made up of individuals from the industry’s thought-leaders, representing credit unions of all sizes from across the state of Florida. The task forces’ goals include:
Advocating for a bill that requires students to take ½ credit in financial literacy in order to graduate from high school.
Developing a strategic plan for a credit unions to take immediate action when Florida law changes.
Creating a unified strategic plan for incorporating financial literacy practices into Florida high schools and disseminating the information to all Florida credit unions in an efficient manner.
Looking for a way to help with this effort? Email LSCU Grassroots Coordinator
Jordan Burroughs to receive action alerts regarding financial literacy legislation.
Does your credit union offer financial literacy programs? Be sure to report your financial presentations to youth, ages birth through twenty-two, to the
National Youth Involvement Board. Register for free at the
NYIB website where you will be able to join a listserv network of more than 400 credit union professionals, have access to free resources, and report your presentations. The data collected is used by credit unions, leagues, and foundations to show the difference that credit unions are making within the communities in which they serve. For more information on the National Youth Involvement Board, please contact