From CUNA News Now – Representatives from the Connecticut International Partnership Committee of the Credit Union League of Connecticut learned that assisting youth with learning how to handle finances is universal, during a Financial Reality Fair April 30 in San Fernando, Trinidad.
Recently designated Development Educator Michelle Wallace, finance manager with COPOS CU in Trinidad & Tobago (TT), chose to create the Financial Reality Fair as her project upon graduation from CaribDE (Development Educator). The Connecticut International Partnership Committee donated a reality fair template based upon the Connecticut program. Volunteers from credit unions in Connecticut worked with Wallace to adapt the program for TT youth.
Going to Trinidad to assist with the inaugural Fair were: Joanne Todd, CEO, Northeast Family FCU, Manchester; John Keet, CEO, Personal Care America FCU, Trumbull; Carol Bayreuther, CEO, Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare FCU; and Barb Bass, vice president, Credit Union League of Connecticut. Keith Wiemert, CEO, Seasons FCU, Middletown, and Kathy Chartier, CEO, Members CU, Cos Cob, who were in Trinidad attending the CaribDE program, stayed and also assisted the partner credit unions.
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