ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 8, 2015) – Credit unions interested in promoting greater financial literacy among their members, particularly young members, can get valuable information and discuss their ideas and activities on a webinar and a Twitter chat hosted by the National Credit Union Administration on Wednesday, April 22.
The webinar, “Your Mission in Action: Developing Youth Financial Literacy and Savings Programs,” is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The webinar is scheduled to last 90 minutes, and there is no charge.
Ken Worthey, Financial Literacy and Outreach Analyst in NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection, will moderate the webinar. He will be joined by Gail Laster, Director of NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection; NCUA Consumer Affairs Director Morgan Rogers; Louisa Quittman, Director of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Education; Gigi Hyland, Executive Director, National Credit Union Foundation; and Katie Bryan, Communications Director for the Consumer Federation of America.
Topics that will be discussed include:
- Strategies for developing new youth financial literacy programs or enhancing current programs,
- Research available on youth savings and financial literacy,
- Making outreach effective, and
- Financial literacy resources available from NCUA, other federal agencies and nonprofits.
Online registration is available here. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.
Participants may submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read, “NCUA Financial Literacy Webinar.” Participants with technical questions about accessing the webinar may email email@example.com. This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.
The Twitter chat is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern and will also be hosted by Worthey. Credit unions and consumers are encouraged to follow the conversation and contribute using the #NCUAChat hashtag on Twitter. Participants can submit questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the Federal Credit Union Act, promoting financial literacy is a core credit union mission. While credit unions serve the needs of their members and promote financial literacy within the communities they serve, NCUA works to reinforce credit union efforts, raise consumer awareness and increase access to credit union services. NCUA also participates in national financial literacy initiatives, including the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, an interagency group created by Congress to improve the nation’s financial literacy and education.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.