For the first time, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) will be holding a Financial Reality Fair on March 2, 2011 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.
The fair will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building on March 2, 2011 (time TBA). Approximately 40-50 area high school students are expected to attend. GAC attendees can simply show up at the Rayburn House Office Building to attend the fair and the doors will remain open until 2:00 P.M. for any interested individuals who want to see the booths and fair materials. Also, NCUF will be asking Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) in attendance at the GAC to volunteer for the event.
“Holding a Reality Fair at GAC is a great way to expose legislators and their staff about the innovative financial education programs that are offered by America’s credit unions,” said Lois Kitsch, NCUF National REAL Solutions Program Manager. “And most importantly, local high school students will get exposed to a top-notch financial education experience.”