The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) offers the award-winning High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP), a free and flexible curriculum that has been proven to change students’ knowledge, actions and self-confidence about managing their money.
Money & Me is a hands-on experience that teaches teenagers the basics of money and how to make it work for them. The program covers budgeting, credit advantages and pitfalls, savings and checking accounts, how to save for a big purchase and investing for the future.
The brass|Student Program provides high schools with access to brass|Magazine, a personal finance publication written by young adults that delivers relevant content for classroom discussions and activities. The program also includes online resource centers for teachers and students, and the Credit Unions for College scholarship database.

LifeSmarts…the Ultimate Consumer Challenge is a game show style competition for teenagers designed to better prepare them as responsible consumers in today’s dynamic marketplace. Questions cover personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, technology and the environment.

Biz Kid$ is a fun, 30-minute PBS television series for kids about making and managing money. It highlights young entrepreneurs who have turned hobbies into successful businesses, raised funds for good causes and much more.

The Kid’s Cash Kit & Caboodle includes practical, hands-on tools to teach children and their families the basics of money management using the concepts of saving, spending and sharing.

Financial Literacy Statistics

Financial Education

Money & Me


Teaching teens how to make, manage & multiply their money


Money & Me is a financial education program designed by the New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) just for teens. Credit unions across the state offer Money & Me workshops throughout the year—typically during summer, winter and spring breaks.

money and me

Using an award-winning curriculum and interactive, hands-on activities, credit union staff teach teens essential financial skills—skills like budgeting, saving, maintaining a checking account, managing credit, planning for the future and more. Along the way, participating teens become financially savvy while having fun with their peers.

If you’re a credit union, parent or teen, you don’t want to miss this great opportunity! To learn more, please visit the appropriate section from the menu above.

This program has been sponsored, in part, by the National Credit Union Foundation.