Here's an exciting and innovative way to bring financial education to Hawaii elementary schools.
Showdown at Cash Canyon! is an innovative way to bring financial education to Hawaii elementary schools. New sponsors are needed for the 2016 season of Showdown at Cash Canyon! (Mahalo to Pearl Hawaii FCU for sponsoring the 2015 season.) The National Theatre for Children provides written curriculum and live performances to help our students learn What is money, Uses of money, Why we should save, and How we can save.
For more information about the performance check out Showdown at Cash Canyon at National Theatre for Children. http://www.nationaltheatre.com/program/showdown-at-cash-canyon/
In 2016, Matanuska Valley FCU sponsored Showdown at Cash Canyon at Waipahu’s Honowai Elementary School. Students learned valuable financial literacy principles through this exciting, energetic theatrical production.
Hawaii Credit Union League is excited about partnering with Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE). The mission of the HCEE is to promote and improve the teaching of economics in Hawaii’s public and private schools and increase the economic and financial literacy of Hawaii’s students and residents.
HCUL Family Involvement Committee supports HCEE and humbly asks for assistance to help get the word out. Since its inception, HCEE has trained thousands of public and private K-12 teachers across the state to broaden and deepen their knowledge of economic concepts and introduced methods, strategies, and resource materials to effectively teach economics and personal finance. Since 2002, HCEE has logged more than 27,970 teacher and student contact hours, providing economic and financial education to Hawaii's teachers, students, and the community.
HCEE also focuses on increasing public awareness of economic & financial literacy in Hawaii. HCEE supported U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka’s successful effort to increase federal support for economic & financial literacy. Additionally, outreach programs have been designed to stimulate student and teacher interest in economics and personal finance.
Hawaii Economics Challenge is a high school competition designed to showcase outstanding high school economics students and courses in Hawaii. Student teams of 3-4 members participate in two divisions. During initial rounds, students tackle fun and challenging written tests of their economic understanding and their reasoning ability. The final rounds of the Economics Challenge involve a "first-to-the-buzzer" format as teams answer questions on economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, and current events.
Economics Through the Eyes of Children Calendar Contest is a contest for students to illustrate basic economics concepts.
Stock Market Simulation is a free online tool that helps students grades 3-12 learn how the stock market works. For more information on HCEE please visit www.hcee.org.
Hawaii HomeOwnership Center provides education, information, and support to create successful first-time homeowners in Hawaii. By addressing barriers and increasing rates of home ownership, the HomeOwnership Center aims to build stronger families and communities throughout the state.
The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is a chartered member of the NeighborWorks Network, a select group of over 230 non-profit organizations serving urban and rural communities across the country. The NeighborWorks Network is part of NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit created by Congress with a direct appropriation of federal funds.
Unite for Good is designed to bring credit unions together and energize them to turn the strategic vision – an America where people choose credit unions as their best financial partner – into a reality. Click here for Action Steps your credit union is urged to implement to partcipate in Unite for Good.
Iolani School team won the 12th annual LifeSmarts Hawaii competition held February 20, 2016 at the State Capitol Auditorium.
The game-show style competition tests students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Teams also created a 30-second public service announcement promoting the LifeSmarts Hawaii Program and the state competition prior the state competition. To view photos of the event please click link to their Facebook page.
The members of the winning team are: Chase Nakamura (Team Captain), Drey Tengan, Landon Sur, Norton Kishi, and Sean Callahan. The team coach is James Rubasch. Iolani School team will represent Hawaii at the national competition during the 22nd National Championship in Denver, Colorado, April 9-12, 2016.
“It is very rewarding to see these students excel in consumer education topics. Their knowledge will enable them to be smart and savvy consumers,” said Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Director Catherine Awakuni Colón. “Congratulations to all of the teams especially the winning team from Iolani School.”