2018/19 Financial Fitness – A Money Management Experience Fair Schedule

More than 53,000 Maine students have gotten fiscally fit through one of our fairs including a record-setting 8,774 in 2017/18 school year!

This list is updated on a continuous basis throughout the school year. Some fairs and other outreach may not be listed on the calendar. To learn more about the Fairs, download our informational brochure. Contact Jake Holmes to inquire about how to schedule a Fair for the 2018/19 school year.

View the online version here. For log-in information, please contact the Maine CU League.

2018/19 Fairs are now being scheduled – Contact us!

Fall ’18 Fairs:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Portland High School, Portland
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – Hutchinson Center, Belfast
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (Town & Country FCU) – Scarborough High School, Scarborough
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – Mt. View High School, Thorndike
Friday, October 19, 2018 (York Chapter) – Maine Correctional Center, Windham
Thursday, November 1, 2018 (York Chapter) – Massabesic High School, Waterboro
Saturday, November 3, 2018 (Various CUs – Tentative) -Girl Scouts Conference, UMaine, Orono
Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram

Spring ’18 Fairs:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Oxford FCU) – Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Norway
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Oxford FCU) – Dirigo High School, Dixfield
Wednesday, April 10, 2018 (Northern Penobscot Chapter) – Location TBD
Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – Nokomis High School, Newport
April, 2019 (Bangor Chapter) – Washington Academy, East Machias
May, 2019 (Bangor Chapter) – Bangor Area
Date TBD, 2019 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Bonny Eagle High School, Standish
Date TBD, 2019 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Falmouth High School, Falmouth
Date TBD, 2019 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Gorham High School, Gorham
Date TBD, 2019 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth
Date TBD, 2019 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Freeport High School, Freeport
Date TBD, 2019 (York Chapter) – Biddeford High School, Biddeford
Date TBD, 2019 (York Chapter) – York High School, York
Date TBD, 2019 (York Chapter) – Marshwood High School, South Berwick
Date TBD, 2019 (York Chapter) – Thornton Academy, Saco
Date TBD, 2019 (York Chapter) – Sanford High School, Sanford

Sample comments from fair participants:

“Living on a budget is about making sacrifices; that is what I really had driven home today.” – Cony High School Senior, Age 18

“Thank you to the credit unions for organizing these fairs. My students not only enjoyed participating, but learned a lot!” – Business Teacher, Bonny Eagle High School

“If I don’t do a good job of managing my money, I’m going to have a tough time in life.  Thanks for the chance to see how important it is to learn about doing a good job with your money.” – Sanford High School Senior, Age 17

“I thought I had it tough, but my mom has it much worse. She has to pay all of the bills and keep track of our finances. I have a lot of respect for the fact she is able to do it so well.  This fair made me want to be better at helping manage finances.”- Leavitt High School Senior, Age 19

“Wow! I really learned a lot today. When I go off to college in the fall, I feel much more informed about finances.” – Fort Fairfield High School Senior, Age 18

“This was a fantastic experience for me. I am going to work a year or so before I go to college and this gave me a lot to think about. I feel better prepared today thanks to this activity. It was well worth it!” – Lake Region High School Senior, Age 18

“I never realized that managing money was so important. I’m so glad I had a chance to come today. When I go off to college in a year, what I learned today will give me a lot more confidence in how to budget.” – Madawaska High School Junior, Age 16

“I have a much greater understanding for what my parents go through every month, trying to figure out how to pay all of the bills.” – Oxford Hills High School Senior, Age 17

“This event opened my eyes. It costs a lot of money to live and this has caused me to re-evaluate my future career plans and to think about the importance of saving money.” – Erskine Academy Senior, Age 19

“My respect for my mom in making our finances work has grown from attending this event. I will now think twice before giving her a hard time about not giving me money everytime I ask for it.” – Brewer High School Senior, Age 18