SECNY Invited to Speak at National Youth Involvement Board Conference

The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) has invited Aerik Radley, our Director of Education Marketing to speak about teen involvement in financial literacy at the 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Radley will be sharing different approaches that have been used or developed in Central New York to help grow teen financial literacy efforts both in and out of the classroom. Programs range from personal finance and planning to organizational finance and money management. We strive to be a leading educational partner for financial literacy, having brought programming or curriculum resources to nine Onondaga County school districts for the 2018-2019 academic year. In additional to these, programs have been scheduled with local libraries, municipal organizations, youth groups, troops, and other adult and youth community organizations.

“The teachers in our communities have a lot on their plates. We pride ourselves on being a reliable community partner for them when it comes to enhancing programming with real-world experiences and critical thinking exercises. Our programs are not built to simply be add-ons to the school day. They are designed to be engaging and give students opportunities to apply their lessons in unique ways,” states Radley.

Schools or other organizations wishing to find out more about programming can reach Aerik Radley at aerik@secny.org or by telephone at 315-469-5599.

The 2019 National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) conference is being held July 22-25 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The NYIB is a national network of credit union professionals who are involved in financial education for all ages and in-school branches. The annual conference focuses on each of these areas and attendees will take away key ideas to help develop or refresh their programs.

The annual conference also includes the business meeting and an awards ceremony which recognizes the top individuals and credit unions in financial education based on reported presentations and individual outreach in various asset categories. In 2018, the NYIB network reached over 629,000 individuals through over 18,000 presentations nationwide.

Chartered in May 1971, we are a member-owned, full-service financial institution. Originally known as the School Employees of Central New York, our membership encompassed most school districts in Central New York along with several municipalities and industries.

Today, SECNY stands for Serving Everyone in Central New York and is open to any person living, working, worshipping, attending school, businesses and legal entities in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego and Cayuga counties.