On ‘Googolplex’ Editorial Board, Students Can Help Shape Financial Literacy Websites

Students from across the country can play a key role in designing financial literacy tools for children and young adults by serving as youth editorial board members for the CUNA microsite “Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.”

Applications are being accepted through March 7 for 12 one-year positions. The new student board members’ terms will begin on June 1.

“The insight we receive from these bright students is instrumental in helping us to design financial literacy tools that resonate with children and young adults,” says Rena Crispin, Googolplex managing editor. “We believe that it’s vital to start financial education at a young age.”

Googolplex is the customizable, youth-focused element of CUNA’s suite of microsites, which guide credit union members through financial decisions at every stage of life. Googolplex features interactive games, videos, blogs and other content dealing with money matters and real-life issues to promote financial literacy for youth in grades 3-12.

Youth editorial board members will complete two brief online critiques each month of stories and games in age-specific sections of the Googolplex website. At the end of their terms, each of the middle- and high-school board members will write an original story for Googolplex.

Board members, who will work from home, must be in grades 3-12 this fall. CUNA is looking for:

  • Four elementary school-age students (grades 3-5) to serve on the “Clubhouse Crew”;
  • Four middle school-age students (grades 6-8) to serve on the “Super Youth Team”; and
  • Four high-school-age students (grades 9-12) to serve on the “Teenage Panel.”

For an application, contact Laurel Purves, Googolplex’s youth editorial board liaison, at lpurves@cuna.coop or 608.231.4088. If requesting an application by email, state the child’s grade level and use “Googolplex Youth Board Application” in the subject line. Requests are due by March 7.


Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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