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Michigan Leads In Fin. Ed Classroom Presentations
LANSING, Mich. (8/27/13)--Michigan credit unions led the nation in financial education presentations made to students during the 2012-2013 school year with 2,181 classroom presentations, according to the National Youth Involvement Board.
 
Michigan-based credit unions were second in number of students reached with 44,945, the Michigan Credit Union League said (Michigan Monitor Aug. 26).
 
Individuals from Michigan recognized by NYIB included:
  • Ashley Buchholz from Wildfire CU, Saginaw, elected to the NYIB Executive Committee and will serve as the north central regional coordinator. Buchholz is a marketing specialist at Wildfire, where she specializes in services for young adults through engaging members with social media outlets, managing four student-run credit union branches and providing in-school presentations on financial education.
  • Natalie McLaughlin from Community Financial CU, Plymouth, awarded the NYIB Northern Regional Scholarship to the conference. McLaughlin is the senior education partnership coordinator at CFCU where she is responsible for coordinating 37 student-run credit union branches. She is also a longstanding member of the league's Financial Education Council.
  • Karen Alexander, education partnership coordinator at Community Financial CU, was recognized for giving the ninth most financial education presentations in the nation, with 206.
Also, 59 Michigan credit unions operated 375 student branches in state schools.
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