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Attend Foundation’s Youth-Focused Twitter Chat on 4/20
Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:35 AM

In conjunction with National Credit Union Youth Month, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. (CT). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities to help youth get financially fit.

“The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) recently tested teens on areas covered within national financial literacy standards,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation director of communications. “The results were shocking; while only 4.7 percent of participants got an A on the test, 62.4 percent got a D or an F. Thankfully, credit unions are making strides in this area, which is why the Foundation is pleased to facilitate this discussion.”

During the Twitter chat, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts to reach youth such as financial literacy programs, community outreach, products and services, in-school branches and more. San Diego County Credit Union from San Diego, Calif. will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

Click here to download/view the list of questions to be asked during the Twitter chat.

Foundation Twitter Chat Details

The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or utilize other tools such as Tweet Chat, etc. to follow the conversation. 

Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates. The @NCUFoundation account will be leading the Twitter chat discussion. Questions will be tweeted using a Q1, Q2, etc. format, which can be replied to with a corresponding A1, A2, etc. format. All questions and answers should contain the #foundationchat hashtag.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.