2017/18 Financial Fitness – Money Management Experience Fair Schedule

More than 45,000 Maine students have gotten fiscally fit through one of our fairs!

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 Jon Paradise to inquire about how to schedule a Fair.

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

2017/18 Fairs:

Wednesday, October 3, 2017 (Cumberland County – Alex Ferguson) – Portland High School, Portland – 200 students
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Various CUs)NEW – Deering High School, Portland – 225 students
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – Maranacook High School, Readfield – 150 students
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Town & Country FCU) – Scarborough High School, Scarborough – 275 students
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (Kennebec Valley Chapter)NEW – Mt. View High School, Thorndike – 200 students
Wednesday, November 15 (Jeannette G. Morin Chapter) – Wiscasset High School, Wiscasset – 125 students
Wednesday, November 21 (York Chapter)NEW – Massabesic High School, Waterboro – 150 students
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – NEW – Area High Schools, Waterville High School, Waterville – RESCHEDULED – NEW DATE TBD
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (Jeannette G. Morin Chapter) – NEW – Brunswick Regional Technical School, Brunswick – 200 students
Thursday, March 1, 2018 (Oxford FCU) – Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Rumford – 275 students
Friday, March 9, 2018 (York Chapter, with support from Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Maine Correctional Center, Windham – 100 clients
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (Kennebec Valley Chapter)NEW – Hall Dale High School, Farmingdale (rescheduled – new date pending)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter)NEW – Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth – 150 students
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (Norm Nolette Chapter, with assistance from Jeannette G. Morin Chapter) – Lewiston Armory, Lewiston – 100 students
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Falmouth High School, Falmouth – 175 students
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (York Chapter) – Marshwood High School, Eliot – 180 students
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (Kennebec Valley Chapter) – Cony High School (and Gardiner High School), Augusta – 400 students
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (Oxford FCU) – Dirigo High School, Dixfield – 125 students
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (Northern Penobscot Chapter) – Lee Academy, Lee – 200 students
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (Bangor Chapter) – Washington County Fair, Washington Academy, Machias – 150 students
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (Oxford FCU) – Mountain Valley High School, Rumford – 175 students
Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Bonny Eagle High School, Standish – 325 students
Friday, April 27, 2018 (York Chapter) – Biddeford High School, Biddeford – 200 students
April 2018 (Town & Country FCU) – South Portland High School, South Portland – 275 students
Friday, May 11, 2018 (Maine CU League, CUs) – Fostering Financial Literacy Conference, Augusta – 200 participants
Monday, May 14, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram – 80 students
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (Alex Ferguson Chapter) – Gorham High School, Gorham – 250 students
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Aroostook Chapter) – Aroostook County Fair, Loring Job Corps, Limestone
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (York Chapter) – York High School, York
Friday, June 1, 2018 (York Chapter) – Thornton Academy, Saco
Date TBD (Bangor Chapter) – Area high schools – Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Date TBD (Oxford FCU) – Telstar High School, Bethel
Date TBD (Otis FCU)NEW – Spruce Mountain High School, Jay

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