• Financial EducationStudents

    Presentation Topics 

    Each year Royal Credit Union provides financial education in a variety of different topics to students inside The Perch and in the classrooms. Topics include budgeting, credit unions vs. banks, student-run credit unions, credit cards, checking accounts, savings, credit reports, careers and college.
    Royal Credit Union is able to create any curriculum presentation customized to requests. The presentations are done by Royal team members and student interns. Students often become very engaged when they are being taught by their peers.

    To request a financial education presentation for your classroom, contact Brittany O’Malley.


    Test Drive...Next Stop Reality

    Royal Credit Union hosts Test Drive two times per year to include nearly the entire graduating senior class. Seniors who participate in this event research their college and desired career to figure out their potential monthly income amount. With this information in hand, the students visit 21 different stations ranging from housing to groceries in an attempt to budget expenses with their projected income. This event provides a great opportunity for the seniors to learn about potential financial mistakes in a safe environment. Taking their future plans on a “Test Drive” allows students to gain a better understanding of the lifestyle and responsibilities they can look forward to after college. Royal Credit Union is proud to partner with Eden Prairie High School to host this rewarding event.


    Core Financial Challenge

    Royal Credit Union team members and interns offer unique CORE sessions throughout each quarter of the school year. Students who attend these exciting 45 minute long sessions can earn prizes and a gift for participating in the engaging activities. Topics include budgeting, credit reports, college, credit vs. debit, saving, your first paycheck, and more. All students at EPHS are eligible to attend these sessions; however, classes fill up fast! Stop by The Perch during third hour for more information or to sign up!

    Elementary Schools

    Royal Credit Union’s unique partnership with Eden Prairie Schools allows high school student interns and team members to go into the classrooms of the local Eden Prairie elementary schools upon teacher request. Royal Credit Union student interns teach the elementary students a variety of fun and interactive lessons for every grade level, such as coin recognition, counting, entrepreneurship, and more!