Michigan First Kicks Off Search for Next Young ‘Spokester’


LATHRUP VILLAGE — Michigan First Credit Union announced its fourth annual Young & Free Michigan “Spokester” search today.

The winner will serve for a year as the spokesperson for the credit union’s education-focused program for 17-25 year-olds and receive a $27,500 salary (with the opportunity for a $5,000 bonus), an Apple MacBook Pro, an HD video camera and a smartphone. s made the announcement.

The spokester will have the opportunity to engage with college students through social media, regular community events, daily blog posts and weekly videos encouraging smart financial behavior. The winner will also enjoy use of the Young & Free Michigan car for the year, along with paid gas and insurance. Those interested can visit YoungFreeMichigan.com to learn more.

“College is a critical time for the financial well-being of the next generation and Michigan First is committed to finding fun, engaging ways to connect with them,” saysPresident/CEO Michael PouloPoulos. “The Young & Free Michigan spokester can truly make a difference by sharing financial knowledge, as well as their passion, to help these students get started on the right financial foot.”

To apply, individuals must be between 18 and 25 years old, willing and able to work full-time, and reside in metro Detroit from June 2014 to June 2015. Applicants should bring their creativity, tech savvy and passion for helping others to a short, 60-second video demonstrating why they would be the ideal spokesperson. They will also need to submit an entertaining blog post on a financial topic, completing their entry by 3 p.m. on April 15.

A public vote from April 17-22 will help determine the 10 finalists who will be invited for an in-person “meet up” event before the final decision is made.