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NCUA Hosts Financial Literacy Webinar, Twitter Chat

Missouri's credit unions are encouraged to participate in two free financial literacy online events – a webinar and a Twitter chat – on Wednesday, April 22. These opportunities are especially valuable to credit unions interested in promoting greater financial literacy among their members, particularly young members, and discussing their ideas and activities. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host both events in honor of Financial Literacy Month. 

Webinar Details 

The webinar, “Your Mission in Action: Developing Youth Financial Literacy and Savings Programs,” will begin at 2 p.m. This free webinar is scheduled to last 90 minutes.

Ken Worthey, Financial Literacy and Outreach analyst in NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection, will moderate the webinar. He will be joined by Gail Laster, director of NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection; Morgan Rogers, director of NCUA Consumer Affairs; Louisa Quittman, director of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Education; Gigi Hyland, executive director of National Credit Union Foundation; and Katie Bryan, Communications director for the Consumer Federation of America.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Strategies for developing new youth financial literacy programs or enhancing current programs,
  • Research available on youth savings and financial literacy,
  • Making outreach effective, and
  • Financial literacy resources available from NCUA, other federal agencies and nonprofits.

Online registration is available here. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.

Participants may submit questions in advance by clicking here. Technical questions about accessing the webinar can be emailed here. This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.

Twitter Chat (aka Tweet Chat)

The Twitter chat is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and it will also be hosted by Worthey. Credit unions and consumers are encouraged to follow the conversation and contribute using the #NCUAChat hashtag on Twitter. Participants can submit questions beforehand to socialmedia@ncua.gov.

Under the Federal Credit Union Act, promoting financial literacy is a core credit union mission. While credit unions serve the needs of their members and promote financial literacy within the communities they serve, NCUA works to reinforce credit union efforts, raise consumer awareness and increase access to credit union services. NCUA also participates in national financial literacy initiatives, including the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, an interagency group created by Congress to improve the nation’s financial literacy and education.