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Twelve students join Googolplex youth editorial board
MADISON, Wis. (8/9/12)--Twelve students who live in America and Japan were selected to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) website toolkit called Googolplex: The CU Guide for Student Moneymakers.

"Peer-to-peer sharing is what the younger generation is all about," said Rena Crispin, CUNA's Googolplex managing editor. "We rely on the feedback we receive from our youth editorial board members to help us develop financial literacy tools that speak directly to children and young adults. Our youth board is a vital part of providing financial education at a young age."

Googolplex is a youth-focused element of CUNA's website content and toolkits, which guide 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 aged 6-18.

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, includes:

  • Ashlyn, Keesler FCU, Florida;
  • Colby, Keesler FCU, Kentucky;
  • Kimberly, Landmark CU, Wisconsin; and
  • Sean, Keesler FCU, Misawa Air Base, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
The Super Youth Team for AJ's, intended for middle school students, members are:

  • Allison, SAFE FCU, South Carolina;
  • Emily, Keesler FCU, Louisiana; and
  • Talia, First American CU, Wisconsin.
The Teenage Panel advising C-Note, focused on high school students, consists of:

  • Alex, West Virginia Central CU, West Virginia;
  • Bryan, Numark CU, Illinois;
  • Daniel, Kinecta FCU, California;
  • Jacob, Hughes FCU, Arizona; and
  • Marta, United Educators CU, Minnesota.
"Our youth board members give us feedback that helps their peers feel welcome and validated whenever they use Googolplex on their credit unions' websites," said Susan Tiffany, CUNA  director of consumer periodicals.

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