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NYIB: Texas Ranks 2nd and Oklahoma 4th in Number of Classroom Presentations
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:00 AM

Data collected by the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) underscores credit unions’ commitment to youth in 2012-13, during which the not-for-profits reached a total of 400,097 students in 12,243 classrooms presentations.  Texas ranks 2nd in number of presentations given (1,440) and 3rd in number of students reached (24,835).  Oklahoma ranks 4th in number of presentations given (750) and 4th in number of students reached (24,782).   

“We couldn’t be more proud of our credit unions and their efforts to improve the financial knowledge of young people,” notes Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Associate Director Staci Zale.  “We applaud them for their great work, and we encourage all credit unions that engage in financial education outreach to report their efforts on the NYIB website.”

Oklahoma-based Tinker FCU received accolades for team recognition in two categories:

  • Highest number of students reached: 20,645
  • Highest number of presentations conducted: 608

Additionally, Mandy Clayton, director of financial education, CUDE, FivePoint FCU, and

Jennifer Crawford, senior financial education specialist with Randolph-Brooks FCU, were among the top 10 presenters, based on number of presentations given. Clayton ranked second and Crawford fourth. Additionally, Crawford was eighth in number of students reached. Thanks to her efforts, 5,851 students were reached in the 2012-2013 school year.   

Clayton and Crawford are both part of the Foundation FOCUS Network.  Foundation FOCUS is a collaborative initiative focused on expanding financial education outreach, making an impact on the lives of preschoolers to adults. This unique initiative is led by the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, allowing the Foundation to diversely impact communities of all shapes and sizes from cradle to grave.

Clayton also serves on the Foundation’s board of trustees.  To learn more, please visit