On April 1, Governor Tony Evers proclaimed the month of April as Financial Literacy and Capability Month in Wisconsin. The proclamation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education and financial wellness.
The proclamation highlights how Wisconsin's credit unions foster financial literacy during National Credit Union Youth Month (which received its own separate proclamation) and throughout the year, noting credit unions' 55,000 hours of free, certified financial counseling provided in 2021, their reality fairs and apps to simulate adult financial scenarios for school districts and community groups, and the nearly 100 in-school branches run by students across the state.
"We’re thrilled that Governor Evers has showcased the critical role credit unions play in preparing future generations to be financially healthy," stated Brett Thompson, President & CEO of The League. "This proclamation recognizes how credit unions are structured and mission driven to put people before profit in their service to members and comes on the heels of three credit unions being recently selected as recipients of the Governor's Financial Literacy Award