Financial Literacy Workshops and Programs by Suncoast Credit Union

Learning finances can be fun.

If you're looking for financial literacy workshops or presentations, look no further. Suncoast's Youth Outreach team delivers several workshops based on your students’ or organization’s needs.


K-12 System

Smart Saver 101 Series

Being a smart saver can start at any age. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade can get the fundamentals of saving, spending and investing. We will also explore the credit union difference and steps students can take to protect and build credit.

  • Smart Saver 101 for Kindergarten to Second Grade
  • Smart Saver 101 for Third Grade to Fifth Grade
  • Smart Saver 101 for Sixth to Eighth Grade

Teens and Money

Young adulthood is a great time to learn money management techniques that can last a lifetime. Attendees will learn to manage money effectively, prepare for common bills, open checking and savings accounts, look an investment options and establish credit (and use it wisely).

Financing My Senior Year

Your senior year will be truly exciting! However, it can be expensive to pay for prom, grad night, a class ring and other senior year costs. This program teaches eighth graders to sophomores how to create a savings plan now so they can enjoy their final year of high school without worrying about money.


College

Live Beyond the Weekend

Students will learn the four pillars of financial literacy which include: (1.) Basic Daily Financial Management (2.) Understanding Credit (3.) Budgeting and Managing Debt and (4.) Saving Now & for the Future.

Personal Finance for College Students

Participants will learn how to create and manage a budget, ways to track spending and options for student loan repayment. They will also learn about credit and how to use it wisely and tools to develop a positive credit score.

Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions

It can be overwhelming and stressful to buy a car with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn how to have the best car shopping experience possible and make wise financing decisions.

Using Credit Cards Wisely

Before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants can learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.


Parents

Raising a Money-Smart Kid

Earning money, spending and saving are important things for children to learn about early in life. This workshop will help guide parents on effective ways to educate children about financial responsibility to last them a lifetime.

College Financing 101

As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, parents wonder how they can afford to pay for higher education for children or themselves. Participants will learn about long-term savings strategies, financial aid opportunities and other ways they can make college education a reality.

Finances for New Families

Getting married? Have kids? These are natural progressions in life for many but also present new financial situations and decisions to make immediately and for the long term. This workshop will help you discover, prioritize and design a workable plan for your family’s goals and lifestyle.


Adult Education

Building a Better Budget

Everyone wants control over their financial lives, but how do we get it? In one word: budget. It’s the most powerful weapon to get a more secure future. Participants will identify their short- and long-term goals and learn how to design realistic spending and savings plans to reach those objectives, including options for getting out of debt (and staying there).

Repaying Student Loans

Student loans can put a heavy burden on monthly finances, sometimes rivaling the cost of a mortgage. These days there are many options to help repay these loans. This workshop will teach attendees about the choices available.

First Time Home Buyer

Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This workshop covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios and the mortgage lending process.

Identity-Theft Solutions

Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated than ever. Workshop participants will learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing ID theft and steps to take should identity theft occur.

Ten Steps to Financial Success

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This workshop teaches participants ways to financial control. This includes how to develop a spending plan, create objectives, weigh insurance needs and other tools needed for personal financial success.


Financial Literacy Games

Bling-O

Suncoast Credit Union’s version of Bingo gives students an opportunity to learn financial terms in a fun, interactive way. Students must create two lines in order to win the game, reinforcing the importance of always having a backup plan in life. During the game students learn that their free space becomes a dead spot, emphasizing the fact that nothing in life is free. The moderator may also draw a ”pass left“ or ”pass right“ chip to mix the game up, demonstrating that sometimes life is unpredictable.
2016 Suncoast Credit Union Annual Report cover

Making a Difference

2016 Suncoast Credit Union Annual Report cover

At Suncoast, we know that every person is capable of making a positive difference. Our organization prides itself on giving back to our local communities through philanthropic and educational efforts. We’re also committed to being environmentally responsible members of the community through our green initiatives.

This year’s annual report provides a deeper look at our outreach programs and our impact on our communities.