We're Your Guide to Financial Success

Financial education, much like the PNW, is a wilderness. We all need a guide, someone to help us along the trail. Since 1940, iQ Credit Union has been that guide to help Northwesterners survive their finances.

With a variety of financial curriculum and activities for our WAnderers and explORers, children and adults can take the scenic route to financial success.

Business and Community Learning

As we know, learning doesn’t just happen inside the classroom. That is why iQ steps outside our local schools to continue financial education at the places you least expect. Stopping in for a coffee before work? Stop by one of our Pumpkin Spice and Financial Advice workshops for a coffee and financial advice on us. Grabbing a drink with friends? Let iQ buy a round and we can share our knowledge about money management. Shopping for fresh flowers at the farmers market? Stop by our Produce Pals booth and let your kids learn money basics and earn a $2 token to buy their own fruits and vegetables from the produce vendors!

Interested in one of these events? Find one happening near you on our iQ event calendar.

 

Classroom Presentations

If you’re a teacher looking for a way to help your students navigate their financial journey, iQ can help set them on the right path.

Whether you have kindergartners or college students we have specific curriculum for every age and learning level. Each topic is designed to be as interesting as it is informative, helping students strive for financial success.

Contact our education team to schedule a presentation.

Financial Reality Fairs

When you’re a teenager, the world of rent, taxes, utility bills and car payments seems light years away. So how do you teach your students about the financial realities of becoming an adult? Enter one of iQ’s Financial Reality Fairs.

These immersive simulation exercises put students in the middle of real-life financial situations, pushing them to think about money management, budgeting and other financial responsibilities in an engaging way that makes a real impact.

Online Classes

Elementary Schools

iQ’s financial literacy journey starts with our Financial Footings. Here, students in kindergarten through second grade learn how to identify currency, make decisions and learn how to set goals. Through these activities, students have fun learning the importance of managing their money.

Our Financial Footings K-2 offers activities for our youngest explorers. Through identifying currency, decision making and goal setting students will learn how to manage and save money.

Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade

Financial Footings

Learn how to count money, recognize coins and bills, and much more!

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3rd thru 6th Grade

Financial Footings

Learn about money, trading & bartering, supply & demand, and much more!

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Middle Schools

Students continue their adventure with iQ's Financial Footings 3-6. This allows students in grades third through sixth the familiarize themselves with key vocabulary words, how to set and achieve goals and the benefits of investing.

Middle School Education

Banking: A Financial Beginnings Financial Education Program

Banking is important to understand because participation in banking services is typically one‘s first exposure to the financial world. Having a strong relationship with a financial institution and properly managing a bank account can provide a strong foundation for future financial transactions one might require. In this section, we introduce financial institutions, how they work, and how you can utilize them in managing your money.

Middle School Education

Credit: A Financial Beginnings Financial Education

ProgramIn today’s economy, it would be rare not to use credit to pay for large purchases, such as car repairs or any type of emergency situation. Credit can be an overwhelming topic, but understanding credit is critical for managing one‘s finances responsibly, as credit can affect many aspects of your life.

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Student-Run Campus Branches

One of iQ Credit Union’s little known community outreach efforts is our high school branch program. High school students are taught branch best practices while operating a functioning branch within their high school. Currently iQ has campus branches in seven local high schools.

  • Battle Ground
  • Camas
  • Evergreen
  • Mt. View
  • Skyview
  • Union
  • Heritage

These students also have the chance to become paid high school interns at one of our main branches. Our intern program has created pathways for dozens of students. Since 2015 over 40 interns have worked in our branches while still enrolled at their local high schools. Currently over 23 employees at iQ started as interns and have created successful careers as branch managers, department managers, loan officers and frontline staff.

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