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The Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Unions recently brought real-world finances and money management to nearly 200 area high school students when area credit unions coordinated Financial Fitness, a Money Management Experience at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield.
Participating schools included: MCI, Good-Will Hinkley, Gardiner Area High School, Waterville Alternative Education, Carrabec High School, CATC, Skowhegan Area High School, Nokomis Regional High School, and Madison High School. The Financial Fitness Money Management Experience is a half-day event during which students will check in and receive a scenario packet of their life at age 22, which includes their occupations, income and credit history. From there, students had to map out their financial future from financing their housing to purchasing food and clothing.

Sebasticook Valley FCU’s Mindy Nyman helps a student with his spending plan at the recent Financial Fitness Fair at the School, hosted by area credit unions in Fairfield.
Jon Paradise, Vice President of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Maine Credit Union League, said the experience is an effort to help students understand the importance of making smart financial decision at any age.
Representatives from credit unions in the Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Unions and the Maine Credit Union League helped to organize the event