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Youth Advocates At GAC Aim To Educate 500K Students
WASHINGTON (3/15/13)--The National Youth Involvement Board is asking credit unions to report their financial education efforts online to help surpass its 2012-2013 goal of reaching 500,000 students nationwide.

Credit unions can report their activity on the NYIB website. Use the link.

NYIB leaders carried their youth outreach message to the Credit Union National Association's 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference last month in Washington, D.C. Their focus was to increase awareness, generate support from legislators, and urge credit unions to surpass the 413,106 students they reached with financial education presentations during the 2011-12 school year.

NYIB leaders also addressed state league and association gatherings, presented a session for The Cooperative Trust, co-staffed the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) booth, and attended visits on Capitol Hill, while at the GAC.

NYIB Chair Julie McLean emphasized that the work reported to NYIB by 115 credit union educators in 31 states deserves recognition in meetings with legislators and others, because it underscores credit unions' commitment to all young citizens. However, while impressive, these numbers do not provide the full measure of credit unions' efforts, McLean said.

Data collected by the NYIB are also shared with the NCUF, and with credit union leagues and other entities as requested.

Also, NYIB announced its annual conference will meet July 29-Aug. 1 in San Diego. The NYIB conference includes recognition of top presenters and ranking of states in outreach, quantified exclusively by data reported through the NYIB website.

To reach youth in their community, credit union educators can create a "MyNYIB" profile and obtain access to the classroom reporting feature, a searchable document sharing tool, and the ability to upload their own news and success stories. Use the link.
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