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

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.

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A Savings Account for Children 10 & Under
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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!

Lynnette Williams

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!

Amanda Gloster

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*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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