Financial literacy at the forefront in Eau Claire
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
WEAU News (March 6, 2019) Students at Locust Lane Elementary demonstrated their student-staffed credit union to Secretary Kathy Koltin Blumenfeld. The school has teamed up with Royal Credit Union to work on financial skills through hands-on learning.
"I've seen it at the high school level but to see it at the grade school level and see these kids commitment and their training and their real life exposure to what a future job might be like and then the idea or concept of saving, they have done a really nice job teaching kids about savings,” said Kathy Koltin Blumenfeld, the Governor’s Financial Institution Secretary.
Secretary Blumenfeld says that education and specifically financial literacy is a priority in Governor Evers’ budget. While she was in Eau Claire, Blumenfeld announced the Governor’s financial Literacy Legacy Award winner.
Vicki Hoehn, the vice president of community engagement at royal credit union was the winner. Hoehn is known for her financial literacy work in the schools and community while working at Royal Credit Union for 37 years. She will receive the award from Governor Tony Evers at the state capitol on March 21.