Pelican's Financial Outreach team provides youth financial education programs for Louisiana classrooms at NO COST to the school!

Are you a teacher looking for a free field trip or financial curriculum for your students? From credit union branch tours to real life interactive exercises and monthly lessons, we have you covered!

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Credit Union Branch Tours

Petey the Pelican mascot cutting ribbon with students at high schoolTake your class on a tour of one of Pelican's branches across the state of Louisiana. Tours are perfect for elementary and middle school students who are looking to get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of a financial institution.

Ensure that your class understands the banking processes and the importance of savings. Plus, all students will take home a goody bag!

Stand Alone Classroom Presentations

credit counselor teaching children in classroomOne of our Nationally Certified Credit Counselors will offer a one-time financial education presentation to one or more classrooms in your elementary, middle and/or high school.

Classroom presentation and hands-on activity topics include:

•  Saving and Budgeting
•  Managing Checking Accounts
•  Preventing Identity Theft
•  Understanding Credit

Financial Education Classroom Series

students at byrd high school holding certificatesOne of our Nationally Certified Credit Counselors will offer a monthly financial education presentation to one or more classrooms in your high school. We will:

  Come onsite for the entire day and work with one class at a time
  Provide workbooks, activity sheets and all testing materials
  Celebrate with a graduation program including certificates and shirts for students

Classroom presentation and hands-on activity topics include:

  Saving and Budgeting
  Managing Checking Accounts
  Understanding Credit
  Navigating Lending and Loan Applications
  Understanding Paychecks
  Choosing a Career
  Preventing Identity Theft

Real Life Financial Simulations

students in auditorium reading simulation handoutsOur team of Nationally Certified Credit Counselors and Pelican State CU employees conduct a real life budgeting simulation for 50-80 of your 8th-12th grade students onsite for about 2 hours. This one of a kind, eye-opening experience offers students a glimpse into the future of making adult financial decisions and paying bills.

Students are assigned a profile complete with a job, salary, spouse and child. Then, they are required to "purchase" a home, car, groceries, entertainment, clothing and other items while staying within their budget. Our volunteers are on hand to tempt them with all the possibilities of fancy homes, cars and expensive clothing and food. At the end, each student returns to their seat to complete their budget and debrief on the exercise. 

Use of a large room such as a gymnasium or lunch room is needed for this event, as well as 10 tables and chairs for the life stations.