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    WI CU League: A Young Wisconsinite Can Save $117,000 over a Lifetime Using a Credit Union

    From the Wisconsin Credit Union League: A young person in Wisconsin can save as much as $117,000 over a lifetime of using a not-for-profit credit union for borrowing and saving.

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    NCUF’s Kitsch Featured on Financial Literacy Field Hearing Panel

    On September 26, 2013, Lois Kitsch, National REAL Solutions™ Program Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), participated in a Financial Literacy and Education Commission field hearing on Youth and Post-secondary Financial Education, organized by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

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    2012-2013 Connecticut Financial Reality Fairs Wrap-Up Newsletter

    Connecticut credit unions celebrated reaching over 10,000 students at the Fall Financial Reality Fair at the Connecticut State Capitol. They then went on to surpass 12,500 students by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

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    HEWFCU Offers Teens a Dose of Financial Reality as Part of Financial Literacy Month

    Students at H.D. Woodson High School recently experienced the realities of financial independence at a “Financial Reality Fair” hosted at the school by HEW Federal Credit Union (HEWFCU) to recognize National Financial Literacy Month. Students were randomly assigned careers complete with net and gross monthly income, a credit score, and a checking account with $1,500. They shopped for apartments, electronics, cars and more at various tables where they chose whether to pay cash; use a credit card; or get a loan for major purchases such as cars and furniture.

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    22 Schools Attend Financial Reality Fair in Connecticut

    More than 550 students from 22 high schools throughout Connecticut spent Tuesday morning, March 26th, learning the challenge of living within their budget at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Students chose their career in advance of the Fair, researching the starting salary and how much additional school is required to start in their choice. Teachers forwarded that information prior to the Fair so each student received a personalized budget worksheet based on their individual goals.

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    Reality Fair at GAC “Eye-Opening Experience” for Teens

    Volunteer Lisa Totaro talks to teens at the transportation booth at the Reality Fair at GAC.
    Last week, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) held a Financial Reality Fair 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.

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    Unique “Kid’s CU” From Southern Chautauqua FCU Reaching Youth

    Southern Chautauqua FCU's President/CEO John Felton talks to students at a local school about the Kid's Credit Union program and how they can graduate high school with $10,000 by meeting savings goals. Candy White, Kid's CU Coordinator, is standing behind a table with $10,000 in cash on display.
    Through its innovative “Kid’s Credit Union” program, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union continues to reach more youth in the communities it serves, expanding over 200% in area schools last year. Southern Chautauqua FCU received a grant for the program from National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to cover the cost of materials.

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    Acadia FCU Recognized Nationally for Youth Financial Literacy Efforts

    Sixth-graders learn how to write a check as part of the Paradise Paycheck activity at the Dollars & $ense Fair held in April at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
    After receiving a first place nod in the state of Maine for partnering with the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and working with them to create a Financial Literacy Program for the youth of the St. John Valley, Acadia FCU has been awarded second place at the National Level. The National Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education honors credit unions for their commitment to youth financial literacy. This year, organizations from 29 states entered the competition with 5 first place winners, 3 second place winners and 4 honorable mentions.

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    Carter FCU Combines Financial Ed & Entertainment

    Carter Federal Credit Union (CFCU) is increasing opportunities to access financial education and financial counseling services through its Collaborative Financial Education Pilot Program that combines education with entertainment for an innovative approach to financial education.

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    CT League Financial Reality Fair Surpasses 10,000 Student Mark

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), left, takes a turn at spinning the Wheel of Reality with Tony Emerson, president/CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, at the Financial Reality Fair held Wednesday at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
    To mark the milestone of 10,000 Connecticut students participating in Financial Reality Fairs since the start of the program during the 2008-2009 school year, more than 500 students from 14 local high schools attended a fair held at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on 10/24/12.

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    First Financial CU Helps Native American High Schoolers Manage Money with ‘Crazy Cash City’ Fair

    High School students show their purchase options at the “Crazy Cash City” money-spending simulation held by First Financial Credit Union and First Nations Development Institute.
    Around 200 teens in Gallup, N.M. recently got a taste of money management by attending the unique “Crazy Cash City” money-spending simulation on October 9-11, 2012. The event was hosted by First Financial Credit Union in partnership with First Nations Development Institute for local high school students, the majority of whom are Native American. The exercise – which was a test of a new pilot program – was intended as an experiential learning opportunity for students taking a financial literacy class this semester.

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    Texas CU League Celebrates Growth of CU 4 Reality

    From CUNA News Now – A healthy dose of reality goes a long way, when it comes to shaping kids’ knowledge of and perceptions about their finances. That is the philosophy behind the “CU 4 Reality” program offered by the Texas Credit Union League. CU 4 Reality Fairs is a turn-key program available to the 81 Texas credit unions that participate in the league’s statewide REAL Solutions initiative designed to help Texans of modest means.

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    NerdWallet Names Best Financial Literacy Programs at University CUs

    The NerdWallet finance blog recently named its top picks for university credit unions with financial literacy resources.

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    Acadia FCU Wins Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award

    Sixth-graders learn how to write a check as part of the Paradise Paycheck activity at the Dollars & $ense Fair held in April at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
    Acadia Federal Credit Union was presented with the Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award at the 2012 Maine Credit Union League Annual Convention. The Awards Committee chose Acadia FCU for this award based on their outstanding leadership in financial education as well as their commitment to raise awareness and marshal resources on behalf of youth in the state of Maine.

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    Connecticut CUs Assist First Trinidad Reality Fair

    Michele Wallace, left, finance manager with COPOS CU in Trinidad & Tobago, chose to create a Financial Reality Fair as her project upon graduation from CaribDE (Development Educator). The student on the right is a participant.
    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.

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