TAMPA, Fla. – Credit unions reached 400,097 students in 12,243 classrooms presentations during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB), a network of credit union financial educators who report financial literacy efforts.
The totals are decreased in both the number of students reached and the number of presentations from 2011-2012; however, fewer presenters reported, which means that the average number of presentations and students reached per presenter increased.
NYIB also noted these highlights:
Arissa Arthenayake of OSU FCU, Corvallis, Ore., conducted the most classroom presentations (607).
Michigan was the state with the most presentations with 2,181.
Juli Lewis of Suncoast Schools FCU, Tampa, Fla., reached the most students (11,408) in the 2012-2013 reporting year.
As a state, North Carolina reached the most students (56,308).
In addition, NYIB recognized credit unions that report financial literacy presentations as a group. State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., reached the most students (55,662) and also made the most presentations (815).
For more information on how your credit union can get involved with NYIB, contact Leah Sprowl, CCUFC, Spaulding High School Branch Manager and Youth Educator at Holy Rosary Credit Union in Rochester, New Hampshire, who is the North East Regional Coordinator (the region in which New Jersey credit unions belong) at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on the NYIB Web site www.nyib.org.