Do you FinLit? Does the NYIB Have a Deal for You!

By Shannon Cahoon

Shannon Cahoon, community outreach coordinator for Fibre Federal, is the northwest regional coordinator for the NYIB.

Editor’s note: In her role as northwest regional coordinator of the National Youth Involvement Board, Shannon Cahoon is responsible for connecting credit union financial educators to the vast resources the NYIB offers. This week in her own words, she evangelizes reasons to attend the upcoming 39th annual conference in New York.

Are you a credit union financial educator looking for a high energy, knowledge packed conference with the credit union’s top movers and shakers in youth financial education? Do you want to expand your network to include youth marketing professionals from across the United States?

The 2014 National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) Conference is where it’s at! Attend the credit union conference that packs financial education, youth marketing, student branches, youth culture and technology into three exciting days of learning, networking and fun. The NYIB Network will host its annual conference July 30-August 1, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Registration is open online. Be sure to join us for our pre-conference evening activities, including the “Commit2bFit 5K” and our Dine Around Town on July 29. Book your return flight late enough on August 1 to experience the Michigan Credit Union League’s student-run credit union simulation.

What else does the NYIB offer? We are the only credit union organization that tracks financial education efforts by credit unions across the nation. Are you involved in educating youth? Do you host reality fairs or facilitate student-run branches? We’d love to hear from you! Report your efforts through the NYIB online and help us show legislators, bankers, and our leagues and associations what an impact credit unions have on creating tomorrow’s better-educated consumers. We also host an active listserv that offers an amazing chance to get questions answered and resources shared when looking to expand, create, or enhance your financial education efforts or youth marketing program.

Editor’s note: For more information please contact your Northwest Regional Coordinator, Shannon Cahoon, at

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