Conn. Program Wins Award
MERIDEN, Conn.-The Financial Reality Fair program, created by Connecticut CUs and the Connecticut CU League, has won the national Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for CU leagues for the 2009-2010 school year. "The Fair is an experience for high school students, who research their career choice and starting salary prior to the Fair date," the league said. "They are provided with a budget worksheet identifying their career choice then must live within the starting salary for the month while living on their own during the Fair." Fifty-two CUs participated in eight Financial Literacy Fairs, which was created as part of the REAL Solutions program, with 1,800 students from 50 high schools participating.
Community CU Winners Named
MADISON, Wis.-Four CUs were awarded CUNA Community Credit Union of the Year honors at the CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference here. Receiving first-place honors were: Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C., under $250 million in assets; and HarborOne CU, Brockton, Mass., more than $250 million. Merit honors were given to: St. Louis Community CU, under $250 million in assets; and Rogue FCU, Medford, Ore., more than $250 million.