GPO is more than just another financial institution. We offer financial literacy programming aimed at making our community smarter when it comes to money management. Because GPO is a not-for-profit financial institution, we offer this programming at no cost to participants. We often partner with local school districts and colleges to promote financial well-being.

School Workshops

Elementary Students Middle School & High School Students
  • Introducing the Concept of Money
  • Introduction to Decision Making in Finance
  • Sharing Wealth
  • Saving Smarts
  • How to Build a Budget
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Exploring Money Beliefs
  • Cybersavvy: Protecting Yourself Online
  • Using Payment Cards
  • Paying for School
  • Understanding Credit Scores
  • Compound Interest
  • Debt Repayment Strategies

Community Workshops

Workshop Name Description
Financial Fitness for Older Adults Assess financial situations, understand the importance of goal setting, and share ways to manage personal spending plans.
Financial Fitness for Young Adults This workshop will help young adults understand the importance of goal setting, and share ways to manage personal spending plans.
Budgeting 101 Create a plan, take action, and move forward.
Understanding Your Credit Report & Score Learn how to obtain and review a free credit report, understand a credit score, and rebuild credit.
Credit Card Smarts Learn the value of credit and how to use a credit cards wisely.
Identity Theft This workshop will cover various kinds of identity theft, what steps a person can take to protect themselves, and what to do if your identity is stolen.
Financial Fitness for Families This workshop is designed to provide elementary-aged kids a fun introduction to money management topics. We explore money habits, how to set goals, importance of saving, and making good spending choices. This workshop will emphasize how kids can create healthy money habits, and how parents can reinforce these messages.
Raising a Money Smart Kid (for parents/caregivers) This workshop guides parents and caregivers in creating daily conversation about money, including age-appropriate activities. Learn how to help your child develop responsible money habits.
Budget Friendly Ways to Eat Well Learn how to get the most nutritional bang for your buck. Learn tips and strategies to be a savvy shopper.


If you would like more information or are interested in scheduling any of these free programs, contact us at (315) 724-1654 or email us at [email protected].

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