CUNA to Select 12 Students for Googolplex Youth Editorial Board

02/06/2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764; mwolff@cuna.coop
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; anigrelli@cuna.coop

MADISON, Wis. (02/06/2013) — Representatives from CUNA will select students from across America to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers. Requests for applications are being accepted through March 8, 2013 for all 12 positions. The new student board members’ terms will begin on June 1, 2013.

“Our youth board members provide us with feedback that ensures that their peers feel welcome and engaged whenever they use Googolplex on their credit union’s website,” said Rena Crispin, Googolplex managing editor. “At CUNA, we believe that it’s vital to start financial education at a young age.”

Googolplex is a youth-focused element of CUNA’s suite of microsites, 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 complete two brief online critiques each month of stories and games in age-specific sections of Googolplex’s award-winning three-in-one website. At the end of their terms, each of the middle- and high-school board members writes an original story for Googolplex.

  • Four elementary school-aged students will serve on the Clubhouse Crew for 5-Spot.
  • Four middle school-aged students make up the Super Youth Team for AJ's.
  • Four high-school-aged students will be on the Teenage Panel advising C-Note.

Board members must be in grades 3-12 in the fall of 2013 or, if home-schooled, of the same grade-level ages, and will work from home. Applications are available by request from Laurel Purves, Googolplex youth editorial board liaison, lpurves@cuna.coop, (608) 231-4088. Please state the child’s grade level or age equivalent if home-schooled. Requests are due by March 8, 2013.

To learn more about how Googolplex and CUNA’s other personal finance microsites benefit both credit unions and their members, visit http://www.cuna.org/onlineedge and http://www.cuna.org/finlit/gplex.html.

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With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's 6,900 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by more than 96 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

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