Advantage One Credit Union hosts financial reality fair for local Girl Scouts

BROWNSTOWN, MI (April 9, 2024)Advantage One Credit Union recently had the pleasure of hosting a  financial reality fair for the Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, and it was an event filled with learning,  excitement, and empowerment. The fair provided a hands-on experience for the young scouts to  understand the importance of financial literacy in a fun and engaging way. From budgeting to making  smart financial decisions, the girls were able to explore various aspects of managing money in a  supportive environment. 

During the fair, the girls had the opportunity to navigate through different stations that simulated real life financial scenarios, such as housing, transportation, entertainment and food. They learned about the  value of saving, the impact of budgeting, and the importance of making informed choices when it comes  to spending. Through interactive activities and discussions, the scouts gained practical skills that will  serve them well in the future, setting a strong foundation for their financial well-being. 

“By hosting this financial reality fair, our team aimed to instill a sense of confidence and independence  in the Girl Scouts, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to make sound financial decisions as  they grow older. We believe that fostering financial literacy from a young age is key to building a secure  and prosperous future, and we were thrilled to be a part of this enriching experience for the young  members of the community.” Said CEO Chris Corkery.  

After completing the reality fair, the participants were presented with a financial literacy badge, prizes,  snacks and some insight as to what it’s like being an adult. “It was so great to work with Lonn Hartman,  and their team from the Girl Scouts.” said Marketing Coordinator, Lindsay Dennis. “Based on their  feedback and from watching all the interaction during the fair, the scouts really enjoyed themselves. We  look forward to a long-lasting partnership and helping teach more young people about the importance  of financial education.” 

About Advantage One Credit Union

Advantage One Credit Union is a local financial organization with over $250 million in assets and two  branches in southeast Michigan. Since 1952, Advantage One has served area residents by offering financial  products, services, and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. Learn more  at

About Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from  coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they  discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a  tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their  first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the  way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us,  volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit


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