Student Financial Fitness

Not just for adults.

A financially sound community starts with YOUTH

PenAir has been a proud community partner since 1936. Every day we choose to continue that legacy and give back the students at our local high schools, colleges and universities.

NEXT Student Success

We have been a proud supporter of the schools in our community for many years and look forward to creating an even stronger relationship with Next – Student Success. This new program allows us to offer financial education through the Biz Kid$ program, boot camps, career readiness through mentors and much more. A team of PenAir Credit Union educators will be in classrooms once a month to teach on different financial topics.

Biz Kid$™ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about students, money and business. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows students how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

Biz Kid$ is available in most local middle and high schools in Baldwin, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

NEXT - Student Success

Mad City Money – Student Success

Students will be able to experience real life situations in the future. This 2½ hour simulation appeals to students and gives them a taste of the real world – complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments. Students get an instant family and them move about the stations to purchase housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, day care and other needs.


Boot Camps and Seminars for Student Success

Financial boot camps are a great teaching tool for students to see real-life examples of everyday situations they will find themselves in once they join the real world. We go through financial topics such as creating a budget and saving for your future. We also touch on career readiness topics like perfecting your resume and how to prepare for the first day of a new job. Our boot camps can also be interactive involving a panel of experts to answer questions directly from the students. This offers a great opportunity to get professional advice straight from the source.


Community Connections

We’ve found that by offering unique educational resources through like-minded partnerships, we make the biggest impact for the next generation.

1 class="wrapper">

Financial Boot Camps

Our boot camps are a great no-cost resource to teach the college students about budgeting for the future and how to obtain and build credit.

2 class="wrapper">

Executive Mentorships Program

Partnering with the University of West Florida’s College of Business Executive Mentorship Program allows PenAir Executives to mentor students as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce.

3 class="wrapper">

Beyond School Walls

PenAir mentors are matched with Big Brother Big Sister high school mentees for a two year pairing. Together Bigs and Littles navigate high school academics in an effort to boost graduation rates and provide a glimpse into life beyond school walls… We think a credit union is a great place to see your future!

People Say the Nicest Things

Jill Testimonial

Watching my older siblings growing up gave me a relatable and accessible example of the next stage in my life. And now, thanks to this opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters, I got to provide that positive example.

Jill, PenAir Mentor and 2022 Big of the Year
Jill Testimonial

Level Up your minor's financial fitness

Use these articles to get the most out of their money now and develop healthy money habits for life.

Credit Cards: How and When to Educate Your Teen

Do you have to give a young person a credit card to start the education process? Not necessarily. Bu...
Read More

Credit Reports at Sweet 16?

Turning 16 years old marks many milestones for a child: learning to drive, preparing for college, an...
Read More

Are your children financially savvy?

According to a recent survey, only five percent of adults received any kind of financial education i...
Read More
Feed bottom image

Let's Connect

Want to learn more about our available programs? Looking to have someone speak to your classroom?

SVG linear gradient