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Millennials Highly-educated and Optimistic; Cornerstone Offering GSD Conference to Engage these Leaders of Tomorrow
Monday, June 16, 2014 6:45 AM

The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood, according a recent Pew Research report. Now ranging in age from 18 to 33, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and yet optimistic about the future.

Millennials are also America’s most racially diverse generation, and with fully a third of older Millennials (ages 26 to 33) having a four-year college degree or more, they are also the best-educated cohort of young adults in American history. So how can credit unions tap into this demographic, who are to the leaders of tomorrow? One way the Cornerstone Credit Union League is trying to engage Millennials is through is Young Professional Advisors initiative.

Cornerstone carefully selected 12 young credit union professionals from the region to serve as YP Advisors to help bring energy, new ideas, and a fresh perspective to the movement. And through its YP Advisors, Cornerstone is giving up-and-coming young credit union professionals a leadership role in the movement, a voice and a platform to create, innovate and be a catalyst for change. One of the many activities the YP Advisors is to collaborate with Cornerstone on its annual Get Stuff Done Conference.

The GSD conference is geared towards credit union professionals 35 and under who are tuned into the cooperative movement, passionate about the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and have a desire to showcase the credit union difference in their communities. 

The GSD conference is being offered Aug. 7-8 in Fort Worth, and the theme is “Engage.” Featured speakers include Ryan Jenkins, Mollie Bell, Matt Tenney and Brent Dixon.

Additional information is available online, at If you have any questions, please contact Training & Events, at (469) 385-6630 or (800) 442-5762, ext. 6630.

Educational grants are available through the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation. To learn more, please visit