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    Teacher Testimonial

    Hear from Lakeville Century Middle School teacher, Christy Vosika, about why she invites Wings Financial to talk to her classroom about financial literacy.

    Classes for Every Topic at Every Age

    We offer a variety of courses for different age ranges.

    Pre-K through 6th Grade Classes

    • What is Money? (Pre-K)
    • Money Uses: Spend, Share, Save (Pre-K)
    • Careers in Banking (K-6)
    • The Story of Money (K-6)
    • Earning Money (K-6)
    • Money Uses: Spend, Share, Save (K-6)
    • Needs vs. Wants (K-6)
    • Savings and Checking Accounts (4-6)
    • Financial Vocabulary You Need to Know (4-6)
    • Math in Banking (4-6)

    Teen Classes

    • Basic Vocabulary
    • What Financial Products/Services Are Right for You?
    • Savings and Checking Accounts
    • Credit Cards: To Have or Not to Have?
    • College Planning & Financing
    • Renting Your First Place
    • Buying Your First Home
    • Types of Insurance
    • Raising a Child
    • Needs vs. Wants
    • 10-Steps to Budgeting
    • Budgeting Tips and Helpful Financial Tools
    • Understanding Your Paycheck
    • Buying Your First Car
    • Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself
    • Investing Basics: Now and Later
    • Careers in Banking
    • Paychecks and Taxes

    Adult Classes

    • Basic Financial Vocabulary
    • What Financial Products/Services Are Right for You?
    • Savings and Checking Accounts
    • Your Credit Score
    • Understanding Your Paycheck
    • Auto Purchase 101
    • Planning for your Child’s College Journey
    • Renting Your First Place
    • Credit: What You Need to Know
    • Credit Cards: To Have or Not to Have?
    • Needs vs. Wants: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
    • 10-Steps to Budgeting
    • Budgeting Tips and Helpful Financial Tools
    • Buying Your First Home
    • Types of Insurance
    • Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself
    • Investing Basics: Now and Later
    • Money Merger: Tips for Couples Uniting Finances
    • Psychology of Spending
    • Women and Money

    Meet our Education Team

    Trysh Olson is currently the Education and Youth Programs Manager with Wings Financial Credit Union. She has been in the credit union industry for the past 23 years, 15 of which has been spent with Wings. Prior to accepting the Education and Youth Programs Manager position, she specialized in the Collection industry, helping members re-establish their personal finances to achieve financial independence.

    In her current position, Trysh works with several schools throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area as well as with various community outreach programs and business partners of Wings. She focuses on financial topics such as credit, basic investment information, budgeting and college preparation, to name a few. She is very passionate about helping others and uses her past experience to help them succeed financially.

    Contact us if you are interested in one of our free education classes or to learn more.

    Trysh Olson

    Trysh Olson

    Education & Youth Programs Manager
    Phone: (952) 997-8210
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    Jodi Slais

    Jodi Slais

    Education Specialist
    Phone: (952) 997-8308
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    Programs We Support

    We’ve partnered with some outstanding companies to provide excellent financial literacy resources to students.

    Banzai

    This interactive online financial literacy program helps students to simulate the experience of spending their own money in real life.

    Junior Achievement

    Junior Achievement teaches students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, money management and how to be responsible consumers, workers and citizens. It provides them with the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

    BestPrep

    BestPrep prepares students with business, career and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life.