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Participate in several upcoming financial education opportunities


There are several opportunities for credit unions to expand, enhance and tout their financial education offerings. For instance:


  • Attend the next Jump$tart meeting, 10 a.m. Jan. 11 (location TBA). Originally scheduled for Nov. 7, this informative meeting was rescheduled and will provide information on how you can teach local teens financial decision-making using a Reality Store. This hands-on simulation teaches youth real-world financial management by asking them to make real-world financial choices they’ll encounter as adults. Participants are given jobs, income, a family and debt and are asked to find housing, transportation, food, etc. while balancing a budget. A similar program, available through CUNA, is called Mad City Money. For more information, contact Teresa Walker.


  • Invite lawmakers to visit in-school branches. The League has tools to help you contact lawmakers in the Activist Arsenal under Communications to lawmakers. Materials include a sample invitation to send to lawmakers, a checklist to help ensure an effective visit, a sample media alert, talking points to share key messages during your branch tour and a sample press release to promote the visit. Also remember to share the sample release and any pictures taken with lawmakers for use in their publications.
  • Participate in National Credit Union Youth Week, April 22-28. The 2012 theme is "Be a Credit Union Super Saver™." It’s never too early to start planning for this fun event. CUNA provides several free resources to help you get started.


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