Representatives from Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will select students from across the country to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the CUNA microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.
MADISON, Wis. (January 22, 2014)—Representatives from Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will select students from across the country to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the CUNA microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.
Requests for applications are being accepted through March 7, 2014 for all 12 positions. The new student board members’ terms will begin on June 1, 2014.
“The insight we receive from these bright students is instrumental in helping us to design financial literacy tools that resonate with children and young adults,” says Rena Crispin, Googolplex managing editor. “We believe that it’s vital to start financial education at a young age.”
Googolplex is the 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 in grades three through 12.
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 (grades 3-5) will serve on the Clubhouse Crew for 5-Spot.
- Four middle school-aged students (grades 6-8) make up the Super Youth Team for AJ's.
- Four high-school-aged students (grades 9-12) will be on the Teenage Panel for C-Note.
"Our youth board members provide us with feedback that ensures that their peers feel welcome and validated whenever they use Googolplex on their credit union’s website," says Susan Tiffany, CCUFC, director of consumer periodicals.
Board members must be in grades 3-12 in the fall of 2014 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608)231-4088. Please state the child’s grade level or age equivalent if home-schooled and use “Googolplex Youth Board Application” in the subject line. Requests are due by March 7, 2014.
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