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CUNA to select 12 for Googolplex youth ed board
MADISON, Wis. (2/7/13)--Credit Union National Association representatives will select 12 students nationwide to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for CUNA's microsite, Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.

"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."

Applications are being accepted through March 8. The new student board members' terms will begin on June 1.

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 that deal with money matters and real-life issues to promote financial literacy for youth, aged 6-18.

Youth editorial board members complete each month two brief online critiques of stories and games in age-specific sections of Googolplex's 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.

The 12 students selected will serve in one of three sections:

  • 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 from Laurel Purves, Googolplex youth editorial board liaison, lpurves@cuna.coop, 608-231-4088. Applicants should state the child's grade level or age equivalent if home-schooled.

To learn more about how Googolplex and CUNA's other personal finance microsites benefit credit unions and their members, use the links.
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