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Langley Federal Credit Union is offering up grants totaling $15,000 to area middle and high school teachers who wish to teach financial literacy to their students.
From now through Nov. 6, schools, departments and individual teachers can apply for one of 30 grants of $500 each to support new or existing lesson plans relating to financial education. This initiative is in keeping with Langley’s goal to “ensure financial education begins at a young age,” according to a recent press release.
Past financial education grants have been awarded for programs as simple as a series of lesson plans focusing on teaching students how to balance a checkbook and as creative as developing an in-school student-run store for kids to learn about money management.
“Financial education has always been part of the credit union’s mission,” said Sue Thrash, Langley’s public relations director. “It starts [students] off on the right foot and gives them a foundation for years to come.”
The deadline for applications is 6 p.m. Nov. 6, and winners will be announced by Nov. 20. Click here to download the application.