CUNA Invites Youth to Sign Up for Googolplex Board

Representatives from CUNA will select students from across America to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers. Requests for applications are being accepted through March 8 for all 12 positions. The new student board members’ terms will begin June 1.

“Our youth board members provide us with feedback that ensures that their peers feel welcomed and engaged whenever they use Googolplex on their credit union’s website,” Googolplex Managing Editor Rena Crispin said. “At CUNA, we believe that it’s vital to start financial education at a young age.”

Googolplex is a 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 aged 6-18.

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.

Board members must be in grades 3-12 in the fall of 2013 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 at or (608) 231-4088. State the child’s grade level or age equivalent if home-schooled. Requests are due by March 8.

To learn more about how Googolplex and CUNA’s other personal finance microsites benefit both credit unions and their members, click here.

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