The National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12.

The New York Credit Union Foundation is offering two separate training sessions for individuals interested in teaching the NEFE HSFPP in local schools and communities. Credit union staff, teachers and other community financial educators are encouraged to participate in the free training.

The first session will be held July 26 at the New York Credit Union Association’s headquarters in Albany.

The second session will be held Aug. 2 at The Summit FCU’s headquarters in Rochester.

During the training sessions, attendees will learn about the HSFPP curriculum, review the course materials, and find out how to obtain free classroom materials. Upon completing the training, participants will be prepared to take the program to the classroom or community and train others on its practical uses.

June 20, 2016

The New York Credit Union Foundation board of trustees appointed their officers during their June 16 meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York. The meeting took place during the first day of the New York Credit Union Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Former Vice Chair Catherine Benson, chief lending officer of CFCU Community CU, has been named the Foundation’s new chair. John Felton, manager/CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU, will assume the duties of vice chair, and Jody Carpenter, VP of marketing and business development at UFirst FCU, was elected to serve as the board’s treasurer and secretary.

Two new trustees—Beverly Haar, regional sales manager at CUNA Mutual Group, and Daniel Keleher, EVP at Niagara’s Choice FCU—were also named to the Foundation board.