About the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program
The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program is a no-cost program developed in response to studies documenting the advantages to teaching fiscal responsibility to children as young as 5-years-old. MHV believes that teaching the concepts of wise money management & saving at an early age yields financially responsible adults. We offer financial education, activities and special events geared towards young children to teach the money management concepts of...
What Does a School Visit Include?
Recommended for Children 10 and Under
We will read & discuss with students The Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union. The students will learn about saving money & credit unions.
Our activity enhances students’ knowledge of spending, saving, earning, and sharing by providing different scenarios.
Meet 'n' Greet
Brother & Sister Bear will make an appearance to say ‘hi’ to the students.
Each student receives a gift and more information on The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program at MHV.
What Will My Students Learn?
Designed to adhere to National Financial Literacy Standards
Students will be able to understand the role of credit unions in helping people save money, explain the roles of the various employees of the credit union as well as the parts of the credit union (e.g. teller, manager, vault), understand that interest is money earned by saving money at a credit union, and understand the financial concepts of Save, Spend, Share, and Earn.
Preview Lesson Plan
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Cub Account Features
A Savings Account for Children 10 & Under
MHV will match your initial deposit up to $10*
You'll receive a special goodie bag to welcome you & to educate you on saving.
You'll receive an annual birthday card with a coupon to get a special treat.
You'll receive invitations to our 'beary fun' readings and events with Brother & Sister Bear.
See What Educators in the Mid-Hudson Valley Have to say About us:
Thank you to MHV and their staff for providing this great program. Our students, and staff really enjoyed the reading and activity. We look forward to working with MHV again!
Thank you MHV staff for providing this wonderful program. Our students, families, and staff at New Beginnings Learning Academy really enjoyed the reading and activity. We feel we are giving our kids an advantage by learning about money and savings at a young age. We also always love to encourage reading. All students received a lovely Berenstain Bears book to take home. We look forward to working with MHV again!
Frequently Asked Questions
*Membership in good standing required. To receive $10 bonus, member must open and maintain a new cub account or bonus will be forfeited. Bonus forfeited if member had a previous young savers account within the past 2 years. One bonus per member. Bonus will be deposited in primary share and is subject to IRS reporting. Offer subject to terminate at any time.
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