The Foundation recently formalized its collaboration with MindBlown Labs in order to enrich the Reality Fair experience with CUNA Mutual Group. Late last year, CUNA Mutual Group launched a social media effort (#CUGiveBack) encouraging credit unions, their members and partners to share pictures of people giving back to the communities they served with each post garnering a $5 donation to the Foundation.
“A Reality Fair is experiential learning at its finest for teens to learn about managing money,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the National Credit Union Foundation. “The Thrive 'n' Shine app will add another engaging and experiential layer to an already effective educational experience."
Thanks to the campaign, CUNA Mutual Group donated $10,000 to the Foundation to fund twenty Reality Fairs for up to 5,000 students.
Students and teachers attending one of the twenty Reality Fairs will
have access to the Thrive ‘n’ Shine game for up to one year. Thrive ‘n’ Shine
is a strategy and life simulation game for Android, iOS devices, and
internet browsers, that empowers students to experience and master
critical financial concepts.
Discount Available to CUs
Another aspect of this partnership is that MindBlown Labs is providing a 15% discount off the cost of its Thrive ‘n’ Shine packages to credit unions throughout the country. To take advantage of this discount, credit unions can simply reach out to Co-Founder Tracy “Ty” Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org / 510.629.0625 or go to mindblownlabs.com/sponsors and request a brief demo.
“The Foundation highlights and supports the tremendous work that credit unions throughout the nation do to empower young people with financial capability skills,” said Jason Young, Co-Founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs and former Member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. “We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about our partnership with the Foundation to provide both attendees of Reality Fairs with free access to Thrive ‘n’ Shine and credit unions with a significant discount on our Thrive ‘n’ Shine packages.”