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Googolplex, an organization of the Credit Union National Association, is seeking responsible young people with diverse backgrounds for 12 paid positions on its youth editorial board. No travel is necessary, and applicants are welcome from all over the country.

Board membership requires a one-year commitment, beginning in June 2014. Payment is based on age level. Openings are available in three age brackets for the 2014-2015 school year:

5-Spot Clubhouse Crew, elementary school (grades 3-5)
AJ’s Super Youth Team, middle school (grades 6-8)
C-Note Teenage Panel, high school (grades 9-12)

Googolplex editorial board members gain benefits including payment, writing experience and evaluating consumer-related articles, and opportunities to play online games to learn about money while having fun.

If young people are interested in the position, or want more information, have them contact Laurel Purves, Googolplex youth editorial board liaison before March 7, 2014:

email: lpurves@cuna.coop
Subject: Googolplex Youth Board Application

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