Fun-Filled Assembly was Prize for Winning School Spirit Contest
The Berenstain Bears visited Woodlyn Elementary School in Ridley, PA, Thursday, June 9, 2016 as part of a special story time assembly, which the students earned after winning Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s annual School Spirit Contest. The second consecutive online contest was open to all elementary schools participating in The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program, sponsored by FMFCU, of which ten competed. Woodlyn Elementary School secured more than 8,000 votes, surpassing another Ridley School District contender by nearly 2,000 votes.
The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program is an educational suite that appeals to children under 10 years old. FMFCU employs a staff of certified educators who go into the schools to present financial literacy lessons. Students in Kindergarten through Third Grade who have received the lesson are then invited to FMFCU headquarters for a field trip, at no cost to the school. The trip includes a tour of FMFCU’s Broomall Branch and hands-on role playing in Bear Country Credit Union, an 1100 square foot interactive financial literacy center.
FMFCU Partners in Education funds transportation for the field trips and books that are given to thousands of students each school year. The program was developed in response to the documented need for financial education in the United States and the curriculum complies with national standards for Financial Literacy. The responsible money management concept Save, Share, Spend, Earn is fundamental to The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program.