Children & Teens
DNCU is dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial goals by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. This includes helping children and teens learn to save, budget, manage a checking account, understand a credit score and other financial literacy tasks.
Kids and money: teach your children how to understand want vs. need. Read more helpful advice here. Explore all of GreenPath's resources for helpful eCourses, videos, webinars and other resources to help kids learn financial wellness.
Financial literacy games: Fun learning with the Practical Money Skills site's games for kids as well as adults.
Financial Literacy Education in Schools
Del Norte Credit Union has supported financial literacy education in our communities for over 18 years. Currently we fund financial literacy education for elementary, middle and high school children, partnering with Cemark and Banzai to provide materials free of charge to schools. Through our program with Cemark, hundreds of children at multiple area schools learn financial literacy. Our partnership with Banzai provides an interactive, experiential online program supplemented by print workbooks to Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe County schools, at no cost to the schools. If you would like more information about these programs as a teacher or as a parent, please contact Kathy Ritschel, DNCU's financial literacy liaison, at 505 455-5142.
Del Norte Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. Applications are available around March each year. Check the Scholarships page for details.