Introducing Money Locker Credit Union by Teens, for Teens

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Combining financial literacy with real world relevant financial services to young people in Chicago at a critical age, Live It to Learn It, Inc. has launched the Money Locker program this summer.

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Teenage years are a great time to start learning financial concepts. (...) Live It to Learn It, Inc. is thrilled to offer a teen a relevant credit union, where members can apply these lessons.

Teenage years are a pivotal moment in a person's life, which may impact lifelong decisions, especially concerning finances. Money Locker Credit Union provides teens with access to safe and convenient financial services. By combining financial literacy with real application, the result is a new generation of responsible and informed financial decision makers.

Founder of Live It to Learn It, Inc. Heidi Albert described: “Teenage years are a great time to start learning financial concepts. Teens are often earning their first paychecks and seeing how their decisions have real life implications. Live It to Learn It, Inc. is thrilled to offer a teen a relevant credit union, where members can apply these lessons.”

Money Locker Credit Union offers a relevant financial institution created and marketed especially for teens, which is low-cost, positive, and convenient. Teenagers will be able to learn how to save money and how to spend within their means in a safe and trustworthy environment. Students are involved in the marketing and the messaging of Money Locker and will also be given the opportunity to be involved in actual program, with tellers and student ambassadors giving them a solid work learning experience.

The new financial opportunity is being funded by Live It to Learn It, Inc., a 501c3, and is being piloted at the Gary Comer Youth Center. Financial literacy programs will be available to children within school or after-school environments. To receive information about the new program, visit http://liveittolearnit.org/.

About Live It to Learn It, Inc.:
Founded by Heidi Albert, Live It to Learn It, Inc. is a 501c3 organization. Money Locker is the group’s brain child, and the Board of Directors works exclusively on the success of the new program and creating a vision for it. The organization's board of directors and advisory board is made up of diverse and active members, including executives from PrivateBank, Alliant Credit Union, PwC, Amazon, University of Missouri at St. Louis, and more. Contact Heidi Albert at heidi@liveittolearnit.org for more information.

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