SECNY Federal Credit Union
branches in Baldwinsville,
Onondaga Hill, North Syracuse, Manlius and Skaneateles
SECNY Federal Credit Union offers financial literacy programming to
girls of all ages. We believe strongly that financial education
starting at an early age can only strengthen girls’ futures, giving
them the foundation that they need to be successful for a lifetime.
SECNY FCU offers programs in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, and Oswego
counties. The following is a sampling of our program offerings:
For Daisies and Brownies
Money Mammals Based on the simple concepts of Share,
Save, & Spending Smart, this program focuses on teaching children
good money habits so they won’t have to break bad habits later in
We also offer a seminar for parents that addresses the
importance of giving a child an allowance that teaches them how to be
We recently partnered with the American
Banking Association and can offer their programming, which is not only
educational but fun, engaging the children with a hands on approach to learning.
For older girls
Budgeting in High School This
program examines the ways teens spend money on items that won’t last
such as food and entertainment. Students will set a budget when
getting a paycheck or other lump sum of money, prioritize spending
needs from spending wants, recognize wasteful spending habits, and
predict the amount of money potentially saved during a set period by
altering spending habits.
Budgeting in the Real World Students learn how to track
their spending when they have to pay for living costs, bills, and
other necessary expenses. This lesson is designed to prepare young
adults for real world income and expenses when living on their own and
earning a paycheck. It also teaches students how to create and stick
to a workable budget.
Paying for College This program introduces students to
elements they should consider when choosing how to finance their
Protecting Your Financial Identity Students will learn
about identity theft and ways to protect their personal and financial
information against fraud.
Knowing your Credit Score This program introduces
students to the importance of knowing their credit scores,
understanding what a credit score and credit report are, and how
important a credit score is to achieving financial success and stability.
For additional information about these programs, please contact Karen Ellis.