Reporting Classroom Presentations
Credit unions across the country partner with schools and community groups to teach personal finance to America’s youth. As part of the nationwide effort to promote and quantify financial education efforts, credit unions are encouraged to notify the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) of their classroom presentations made throughout the year.
Reporting financial education presentations is beneficial to the Foundation, the Minnesota Credit Union Network, Credit Union National Association, and NYIB in providing information to state and federal elected officials. This quantitative data helps illustrate to lawmakers the credit union difference. Plus, in this day and age of bank attacks, credit unions need to showcase the activities that they do to improve their communities.
It is vital for credit unions to document and report such efforts! The information you submit is used to demonstrate how credit unions make a difference in the lives of young people and, at the same time, helps protect the unique status of credit unions as not-for-profit financial cooperatives.
Reporting your information helps NYIB recognize you, your credit union and the state. In addition, your educational efforts contribute to the decline in bankruptcies, benefiting consumers, credit unions and the economy.
Any credit union employee or volunteer who makes a presentation to groups of students or youth audiences age 22 and younger can report it. Presentations can be conducted in a broad range of educational settings, including a traditional classroom, Scout troop meeting, church group, community group, and others.
Acceptable presentations can be conducted on these and other consumer and financial related topics:
- Credit union history, philosophy and/or uniqueness
- Money management: saving, spending, checking, budgeting, credit, lending, insurance, etc.;
- Consumer education: smart shopping and/or other consumer focused issues;
- Employment: interviewing, resumes, credit union careers, etc.;
- Business, finance, employment and other related topics;
- NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) presentations; or
- Junior Achievement and/or other youth-related programs focused on finance
(Note: When presenting Junior Achievement modules or HSFPP presentations, each chapter should be recorded separately.)
Presentations that promote a specific credit union or credit union service, such as youth savings club or teen programs, do not qualify. In addition, visits to schools to pick up deposits for credit union/savings programs or operations of student branches do not qualify.
To report presentations, visit www.nyib.org and log into the “reporting” section on the right side of the page. Additional information can be obtained in the reporting FAQ section of the NYIB website. With questions or for assistance in reporting appropriate presentations, contact NYIB North Central Regional Coordinator.