United Way Millionaires' Club
an after-school financial education program
Started in 2009 by the United Way Financial Stability Initiative
United Way Millionaires' Club is an after-school program that brings age-appropriate financial education curriculum to participating students at participating elementary schools. The goal of the club is to teach young children the importance of making wise financial decisions and to equip them with the tools to make wise financial decisions.
The curriculum focuses on income, savings, borrowing, credit, and a variety of related topics. It utilizes different teaching strategies, including computer games, skits, and workbook activities to help children learn financial concepts. The program was held at Lindbergh Elementary from the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2011. Pershing and Pickett elementary schools became United Way Millionaires' Club sites in the fall of 2011. Hosea and Hall schools came on board in 2012.
Through the club, students are provided the opportunity to open their own saving's accounts and to save throughout the year.US Bank visits the club weekly to collect deposits and to encourage students to save money.
United Way Millionaires' Club is facilitated by St. Joseph School District teachers.
contact Jodi Bloemker, Director of Community Investment
at 816-364-2381 or