I'm currently participating in a social project on OpenIdeo answering the question "How might we use the power of communities to financially empower those who need it most?"
During the research phase, I interviewed a local credit union, Chaco of Hamilton, OH as a bright spot in financial education. Two ideas surfaced from those conversations. One of those ideas was highlighted today as a featured contribution here on the OpenIdeo forum.
The idea focuses on a grassroots movement that starts with the youth population to change the way we talk about money and financial education. We're still in early phases right now, so we're building the concept. Please contact me if you would like to brainstorm, or hold a brainstorming session at your school or community center. We would love to include high school and university students, but all input from anyone with some insight is welcome!