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CUNA created the Desjardins program to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. Naming the award after Alphonse Desjardins emphasizes the movement's long-time commitment to youth. Besides founding the first credit unions in Canada and the U.S., Desjardins pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school "banks," known as caisses scolaires.
The recognition program considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of members and non-members, including, but not limited to, face-to-face teaching using proprietary materials and curricula, such as the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP), as well as financial literacy leadership efforts.
Award entries are specific to each state. To submit a nomination, choose your state below.
Entry deadline for 2016 has passed. If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Walker at 405-445-1513 or 800-442-5762 ext. 1513. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.