Students in the ESM School District had the opportunity to learn about finance in a fun way. ESM High school DECA students in cooperation with CORE Federal Credit Union hosted the second annual "Finance Fun Fair" for students in grades kindergarten through eight.
The high school students came up with carnival games all tying into financial literacy. Games included "Duck, Duck add em' up," a take on the classic "pick a duck" game. Other games included "Money Bingo," "Wheel of Finance," and "Bowl for Dough!"
Participants were asked to bring canned goods to donate to a local food pantry. This reinforced the need to not only save your money but also the need to share as well.
The fun fair is a part of the ongoing cooperative effort with the ESM School District and CORE Federal Credit Union to promote financial education. Over the past few years the district and credit union have hosted a variety of financial literacy programs to help increase financial knowledge and savings habits among students.
Programs include the high school student run credit union, and district-wide bank at school program.