FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764; firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; email@example.com
MADISON, Wis. (June 28, 2011) — Twelve students from across America have been selected to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) toolkit called Googolplex: The CU Guide for Student Moneymakers, part of its Center for Personal Finance.
“The insight we receive from these bright students is instrumental in allowing us to design financial literacy tools that resonate strongly with children and young adults,” says Rena Crispin, Googolplex managing editor. “At CUNA, we believe that it’s vital to start financial education at a young age.”
Googolplex is a youth-focused element of CUNA’s onlineEDGE program, which guides credit union members through financial decisions at every stage of life. Googolplex features interactive games, videos, blogs, and other content dealing with money matters and real life issues to promote financial literacy for youth aged 6-18.
Youth editorial board members write critiques of stories and games in age-specific sections of Googolplex’s award-winning three-in-one website each month. At the end of their terms, each of the 12 board members writes an original story for Googolplex.
- Kaylee (Illinois), Zach and Scott (Pennsylvania), and Talia (Washington) will serve on the Clubhouse Crew for 5-Spot, aimed at elementary school students.
- Kaela (Ohio), Rylee (Montana), and Sarah (Ohio) make up the Super Youth Team for AJ’s, which focuses on middle school students.
- Elijah (Texas), Chloe (Oregon), Spencer and Rachel (Ohio), and Kapriann (Washington) are on the Teenage Panel advising C-Note, for high school students.
“Our youth board members provide us with feedback that ensures that their peers feel welcome and validated whenever they use Googolplex on their credit union’s website,” says Susan Tiffany, CCUFC, director of consumer periodicals.
About CUNA – Your Trusted Resource for Credit Union Success™
With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America’s 7,700 credit unions, which are owned by more than 90 million consumer members. Credit unions are not for profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org.