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Vermont CUs EconomyofMe fin lit debuts at CUs
BURLINGTON, Vt. (12/21/09)--Four Vermont credit unions hosted musical artists Nyke Van Wyk and Joe Gattuso last week to kick off the Association of Vermont Credit Unions’ (AVCU) new financial literacy project, EconomyofMe. Van Wyk and Gattuso traveled to North Country FCU, South Burlington; Members Advantage Community CU, White River Junction; Bryant FCU, Springfield; and Granite Hills CU, Barre. They played for an hour in each credit union’s lobby (Newslines Express Dec. 18).
Musical artists (left) Joe Gattuso and Nyke Van Wyk performed at four Vermont credit unions last week. During their performances, the Association of Vemont Credit Unions met with key staffers to discuss financial literacy project for teens, EconomyofMe. (Photo provided by the Association of Vermont Credit Unions)
While they entertained, AVCU staff met with CEOs and key employees at the credit unions to discuss EconomyofMe. EconomyofMe will interact with Vermont’s 14 to 18-year-old population through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, mobile devices and music. The students will have the opportunity to learn from articles, videos, blogs and games to enhance their personal financial literacy knowledge. They also can ask questions and participate in contests. The goal is to build a statewide community to share ideas and knowledge to empower high school students financially, AVCU said. “Now, more than ever, we’re aware of the effect the economy has on each of us,” said Colin Ryan, AVCU project manager. “We make and spend money, draw on resources, build savings and invest in ourselves every day. In many ways, each of us is already running our own personal economy...the economy of me.” The purpose of the presentations was to identify credit union personnel with connections at high schools statewide who can bring EconomyofMe to the schools, said AVCU President Joe Bergeron. AVCU will continue meeting with more credit unions.
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