NCUA’s Adventure Game “Hit The Road” Helps Young People Learn Money Skills

By Debbie Matz, NCUA Board Chairman

National Financial Literacy Month is coming to a close, but there are a lot of resources available to help young consumers become more educated about money. Promoting financial literacy is a year-round commitment for the National Credit Union Administration, and the agency offers many free financial literacy and education tools through its consumer protection website MyCreditUnion.gov and the financial literacy microsite Pocket Cents, which is dedicated to helping youth, tweens and teens, young adults, parents and educators, families, seniors, and servicemembers learn how to make smarter financial decisions.

One of those tools is NCUA’s financial adventure game Hit the Road, which is also available in Spanish. The game provides a fun and interactive platform for teaching young people about the importance of saving and spending wisely. “Hit the Road” takes students on a virtual road trip across the country, and they must learn how to save and spend their money wisely to complete challenges along the way.

The “Hit the Road” learning experience includes topics such as the value of saving and creating a budget, spending responsibly and debt management. While young people and their families can play “Hit the Road” at home, the game is also a good interactive classroom resource for teaching about math and money.

NCUA is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), insuring the deposits of more than 96 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. Learn more about NCUA and the free financial literacy resources available to the public at MyCreditUnion.gov

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