Grant to Bring Personal Finance Education to Every High School in Idaho

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ICCU partners with Stukent to take on financial literacy in high schools

"We are so excited to announce this partnership with ICCU. Now, every student in the state of Idaho can learn one of the most critical life skills: money management." - Stuart Draper, CEO of Stukent

Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) is partnering with Stukent to provide a grant for each high school in the state of Idaho to receive Stukent’s Mimic Personal Finance simulation and curriculum free for five years.

ICCU’s generous commitment will give high school students all over the state the opportunity to acquire personal financial skills using state-of-the-art technology and decision-learning theory. Participating high schools will also have the opportunity to have ICCU visit their school once a year to receive hands-on financial training.

ICCU CEO, Kent Oram, said, “At ICCU, we know that the earlier we can help our members learn how to improve their financial situation, the better. That’s why, when we had the opportunity to provide financial literacy to high school students in an engaging new way, we moved on it. Our five year commitment will support offering this software to every high school in Idaho at no cost to the school.”

ICCU’s mission is to help members achieve financial success. Stukent’s mission is to help educators help students help the world. Mimic Personal Finance gives educators the opportunity to teach their students how to achieve financial success. ICCU partnered with Stukent, based in Idaho Falls, because the two company missions are aligned and ICCU had the vision to bring financial literacy to all Idaho high school students.

Only a few states have made personal finance courses a graduation requirement in their high schools. While Idaho offers personal finance as a unit in economics courses, personal finance education is not currently a graduation requirement. ICCU’s partnership with Stukent will help make Idaho a leader in personal finance education.

“We are so excited to announce this partnership with ICCU,” said Stukent founder and CEO, Stuart Draper. “Now, every student in the state of Idaho can learn one of the most critical life skills: money management.”

The Mimic Personal Finance simulation gives students hands-on experience in personal finance and decision-making. It creates an environment where students' choices dictate the learning experience.

Draper said, “Stukent is leading the way in financial literacy education by providing cutting-edge courseware, and ICCU is leading the way in corporate responsibility by covering the cost.”
To apply for the Mimic Personal Finance grant, visit

Stukent, Inc. provides digital courseware for high schools and higher education while fulfilling its mission to help educators help students help the world. Stukent courseware — which has been used by over 1,900 instructors in 57 countries — includes first-in-the-world simulations, continuously updated digital textbooks, and expert mentoring sessions by industry professionals.

Idaho Central is the premier credit union in Idaho and offers full-service locations throughout the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, Eastern Idaho, and North Idaho. While growth is vital to our success, we remain focused on our mission, “Helping members achieve financial success.”

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