MCCU offers mini-grants (for up to $750) to teachers, administrators and other school staff at each of our 10 partner schools (schools that have an MCCU in-school student-run credit union branch). Partner schools include, Marshall Academy, Mar Lee, Marshall High School, Marshall MIddle School Gordon, Hughes, Walters, as well as Wattles Park Elementary and Harper Creek Middle School. Funds can be used for items or services that school districts do not normally purchase through funding resources.
Marshall Community Credit Union offers Financial Presentations to local classrooms, boy/girl scout troops, youth groups, etc. for grades K-12th. Our presentations are based on the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks and are age/grade specific.
Over 30 presentations are available. Check out our Financial Presentations by grade level for specific titles. But don't feel limited to the presentations listed. If there are other financial education topics you would like covered with your classroom or group, just let us know! Marshall Community Credit Union would be happy to customize a lesson plan or presentation just for you.
Financial Presentations range from 30-45 minutes in length and students will receive a gift from MCCU after completion of each presentation. A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is requested when scheduling a presentation.
Teacher Tote Giveaway
ATTENTION TEACHERS! Teachers at participating CU In School branch locations that receive Financial Presentations in their classroom are automatically entered into our Teacher Tote Giveaway! For every presentation that you have in your classroom throughout the school year, your name gets entered into the drawing (one drawing per school). At the end of the year, one name is drawn and the following August, that teacher will receive a tote full of school supplies for their classroom.
Marshall Community Credit Union's educational partnership has introduced hundreds of student's to age-appropriate banking, economics and business concepts developed by Junior Achievement (JA).
Each year, our employees lead several 5-week long social study enrichment sessions in local elementary and middle school classrooms. In middle school grades 6-8, Economics for success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, while learning about spending within a budget, savings and investing, and using credit wisely. All while exploring career options based on skills, interests and values. Lessons for kindergarten and first grades begin with Oneself and Our Family. While children up to fifth grade progress to gain a practical understanding of the business relationship with Our Community, Our City and Our Nation.
For the last several years, MCCU has worked to bring these JA lessons to our participating schools.
Credit Union Tours
A tour is an educational opportunity at MCCU!
Did you know that Marshall Community Credit Union offers group tours to area schools and youth groups? Groups of 30 or less are welcome. Each tour includes:
- A short presentation about money
- Discussion about the difference between a credit union and a bank
- Visit to the drive-through and teller area
- An inside look at each department at MCCU