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CUs to showcase youth fin lit on Capitol Hill
MADISON, Wis. (3/14/12)--Credit unions' innovative financial education programs for youth will be featured during a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, March 21, sponsored by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

Volunteer Gerry Singleton, left, high-fives  a teen after spinning the "Wheel of Reality" at the National Credit Union Foundation's Reality Fair last year at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference. (Photo provided by the National Credit Union Foundation)
The NCUF's Financial Reality Fair will showcase interactive financial literacy tools for high school students from noon to 2 p.m. in the Caucus Room of the Cannon Office Building, in Washington, D.C., during the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

The event aims to introduce legislators and their staff to credit unions' efforts to engage youth in financial education. Students from Roosevelt Senior High School will take part in the hands-on event, which is open to observers from the GAC. 

Students move through the reality fair by identifying a career choice and starting salary, completing a budget and then making choices that determine whether they can balance needs and wants to stay within their budget. A financial counselor meets with each student to review the outcome.

The Credit Union League of Connecticut, Maryland & DC Credit Union Association, Congressional FCU, HEW FCU, and GPO FCU provide support for the event.
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