The Independent Advantage program is a series of financial courses for high school students. In a relaxed and fun environment, IA students learn about modern financial concepts. These skills are critical to well-rounded adult life. Independent Advantage graduates are set up with real-world tools for real-world finances.
Independent Advantage will educate your teen on:
Independent Advantage graduates are set up with real world-tools for real-world finances. Upon completion of the courses series graduates receive:
But the benefits of Independent Advantage don't only come in the classroom. IA also provides:
Use the calendar below to find a class for your teen today!
Each course consists of four sessions spread over the course of four weeks. You can choose between in-person sessions at our Burbank branch* or virtual sessions over Zoom. Please do not sign up for both in-person and virtual sessions for the same month as the same content will be covered in both venues.
Classes are free. Students must open a savings account with the Credit Union before the first course. Click here to open an IA savings account.
*In-person courses are subject to CDC guidelines. If necessary, these courses may be rescheduled to meet virtually.
**In-person classes will be taught at our Burbank branch.