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Minnesota High School Students Showcase Their Financial Literacy Savvy

Commissioner Rothman’s school visit Thursday will highlight importance of financial literacy education in Minnesota’s schools

April 03, 2013

For Immediate Release:

SAINT PAUL, MN – As part of Financial Literacy Month, Commissioner Mike Rothman will visit Tartan Senior High School in Oakdale and attend peer-to-peer financial literacy presentations conducted by DECA students.  He will then tour Tartan’s newly-opened branch of the Postal Credit Union, the first credit union branch to be entirely run by students.

The Tartan PCU Student Credit Union joins hundreds of other credit unions who teach youth the benefits of saving. Last year nearly 146,000 young members deposited $28.5 million into their saving accounts during this national event—with 9,058 of these new accounts.  As a part of the challenge, PCU will be giving $100 to a lucky student who opens an account or makes a deposit during the month of April.  Participation in the Savings Challenge is PCU’s opportunity to build a strong relationship with young members in our community—and their families—by reinforcing the benefits of credit union membership.  PCU has put a special incentive in place for Thursday, April 4th offering $25 to every student who brings in all of the correct and necessary paperwork to open a checking account.

Commissioner Rothman will attend presentation during the 5th and 6th hour classes from 12:45pm to 2:45pm and will visit the branch from 2:45pm to 3:30 PM.  He will also be interviewing students on what they have learned about financial literacy from their experience giving the peer-to-peer presentations and running the credit union.


Commissioner Mike Rothman
Craig Spreiter, Tartan Senior High School
Alisha Johnson, Postal Credit Union


Financial Literacy Presentations
Postal Credit Union Tour


Thursday, April 4, 2013
12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Financial Literacy Presentations
2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Postal Credit Union Tour


Tartan Senior High School
828 Greenway Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128