Kids Use Their Summer Break to Learn the Basics of Personal Finance from TopLine Federal Credit Union

NHCC’s Cornerstones Junior High Program students learn valuable life skills

TopLine recently held a special financial literacy session on the campus of North Hennepin Community College for junior high students grades 6-10 for North Hennepin Community College’s Cornerstones Junior High Summer Program.

Thirty area junior high schoolers and their North Hennepin Community College tutors attended the session, focused on teaching good money management habits. The seminar illustrated how to:

  • compare needs to wants
  • set financial goals
  • craft a budget
  • use a checking account and balance a checkbook
  • spend wisely
  • understand the difference between debit and credit cards
  • protect private information from identity theft.

Each student also received a “Personal Money Management Guide,” a reference book for the whole family outlining the various topics discussed in the session and to be used to continue the conversation at home.

The 3-week Cornerstones Junior High Summer Program provides low-income, minority and first-generation middle and high-school students year-round services to build skills and interest in language arts, social studies, science, math, and technology, to become familiar with the college environment and to prepare for their futures.

The attached press release contains further details and can also be found on our website under TopLine News and What’s New at TopLine.

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin-Cities based community credit union is long known for its commitment to giving back to the community. TopLine also offers free seminars to underscore the importance of essential financial literacy and general money management skills for kids of all ages and adults.  If you’d like to invite a TopLine financial literacy instructor to present at your school or organization call 763-391-0872 or email

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