The Award Winning Financial Education Program that turns learning into reality.

Spending money has never been easier than it is for today's youth.

More credit is being extended to this segment at a younger and younger age. Yet, far too few students learn life skills that will ultimately lead to their personal financial success. Especially during these challenging economic times, it's even more important to educate our youth about their finances.

A coalition of credit unions, through America's Credit Union Museum's Financial Literacy Education Committee, has designed the first-ever, hands-on, comprehensive training package, CU 4 Reality,™ centered on the dynamic interaction between students, educators, parents, credit unions and business volunteers.  Aligned with state and Jump$tart Coalition’s National Standards in Personal Finance Education, the CU 4 Reality™ program turns learning into reality.


An Award winning program with real impact

Winner of  NCUF 2016 Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program

Over 70,000

number of students and individuals who have benefited from the program


number of times program taught


Credit Unions and Leagues that use the program

See the program in Action

We love this program and feel as though it is a great asset to the students and community as it presents a ‘real life’ scenario for students to consider as they prepare for financial life after high school. It aligns perfectly with our purpose statement of providing financial education to our community to ensure financial success for members and future members.
— Autumn Blankenship, Marketing Manager at My Community Federal Credit Union