The National Youth Involvement Board, an effort focusing on financial education for youth, won the 2011 Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Organization.
The Wegner Awards are the National Credit Union Foundation's annual awards for outstanding credit unions, credit union leaders and organizations.
This will be one of three awards presented at the 23rd Annual Herb Wegner Awards Dinner on February 28, 2011 in Washington.
Online registration for dinner tickets will be available later this year on the NCUF website.
"The NYIB volunteers have every reason to be proud of their work in bringing financial education to the youth of the nation and planting the seeds of credit union membership in the minds and hearts of our future members," said NCUF Awards & Recognition Committee Chairman Bob Schumacher. "This award not only recognizes those efforts, but is also an acknowledgement of the value the credit union movement sees in the legions of dedicated youth outreach and education professionals in our credit unions."
"We went from four student-run branches and an occasional presentation to 32 branches, a youth advisory board, partnership with more than 50 youth agencies, and regular classroom presentations and youth seminars," reports Juli Lewis, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. "In today's economy, programs like these are not just nice to have, they are necessities and I credit NYIB for being the driving force behind it all!"