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12 Students Join Googolplex Youth Editorial Board
MADISON, Wis. (7/1/13)--Twelve students living across the U.S. have been selected to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the Credit Union National Association's microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Money Makers.

"We value the feedback and fresh ideas that we receive from our youth editorial board members," says Rena Crispin, Googolplex managing editor. "These bright students help us develop financial literacy tools that speak directly to their peers."

Googolplex is a youth-focused element of CUNA's personal finance microsite suite, 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 from age 8 to 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 board member writes an original story for Googolplex.

The Clubhouse Crew for 5-Spot, aimed at elementary school students:

  • Aidan, 9, GECU, El Paso, Texas;
  • Jadam, 10, Star CU, Madison, Wis.; and
  • Kathryn, 9, Clearview FCU, Moon Township, Pa.
The Super Youth Team for AJ's, intended for middle school students:

  • Ember, 12, University of Michigan CU, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
  • Jordan, 11, Hawaii Community FCU, Kailua Kona, Hawaii;
  • Mason, 12, Wood County Community CU, Parkersburg, W. Va.; and
  • Nita, 13, University FCU, Austin, Texas.
The Teenage Panel advising C-Note, focused on high school students:

  • Audra, 14, San Antonio Citizens FCU, San Antonio;
  • Danae, 16, Corporate America Family CU, Elgin, Ill.;
  • Devon, 17, Great Lakes CU, North Chicago, Ill.;
  • Gabrielle, 15, Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md.; and
  • Jaden, 15, EECU, Fort Worth, Texas.
"Our youth board members give us feedback that helps their peers feel welcome and validated whenever they use Googolplex on their credit unions' websites," says Susan Tiffany, CUNA director of consumer periodicals.

To view photos of the new youth board members, learn more about each student, and explore Googolplex, visit 5-Spot, AJ's and C-Note from a subscribing credit union's subscription. Googolplex is just one element of CUNA's personal finance suite. For more online content that benefits credit unions and members, use the link.
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