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TCUF set to launch its FOCUS initiative in January
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (12/21/10)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) is set to launch its new financial literacy campaign. The initiative, Foundation Focus (formerly project NEFC), will kick off with a meeting in Dallas on Jan. 28. The core of Foundation FOCUS Network is Texans working together to improve the financial well being of others within in their communities. The inaugural meeting will focus on curriculum and strategies for implementing financial education in the community (LoneStar Leaguer. Foundation FOCUS will allow TCUF and the network to diversely impact communities of all shapes and sizes, said Staci Zale, associate director of the TCUF and Foundation FOCUS Network liaison. Among the subjects on the agenda:
* Education opportunities for children, including “Money Mammals” and “Thrive By Five,” and how encouraging smart money management at an early age is crucial; * Tips from the award-winning “Biz Kid$” television show; * The curriculum and online teaching available through the National Endowment for Financial Education; * “Debt in Focus” from the Filene Research Institute and how the online tool breaks down the barriers that prevent consumers from seeking financial guidance; * The products and services available from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA); and * The Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
A keynote speaker will be announced later. For more information, contact Zale at 469-385-6443 or at szale@tcul.coop.
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