NEW YORK (4/10/13)--When National Credit Union Youth Week begins April 21, many credit unions will have special activities aligned with the week's mustached Savings Sleuth theme and the Credit Union National' Association's National Youth Saving Challenge. Some "are going above and beyond to celebrate" the week, says an article in Monday's NerdWallet.
NerdWallet lists eight credit union's celebrations, tells why they are favorites, and says, "We hope these awesome events inspire you to check out your neighborhood credit union during Youth Week."
The credit unions are:
- Central Communications CU, Kansas City, Mo. It offers games, prizes, snakes and beverages, and offers a 4% annual percentage yield year-long certificate of deposit.
- Frontier Community CU, Leavenworth, Kan. Kids can join the Kids' Club and have a chance to win $50 in quarterly drawings by opening an account with a $5 deposit. They can claim a special prize on their birthday, too.
- Fulda Area FCU, Fulda, Minn. Kids can bowl to win door prizes and a possible bowling trophy at Oxford Bowl. They can also complete online Collect the Clues packet for treats.
- Heritage Community CU, Rancho Cordova, Calif. Teens stopping by to open a checking account will get a $10 iTunes gift card. Junior Savers Club members opening a savings account will get a piggy bank with $5 inside.
- Hudson River Community CU, Corinth, N.Y. Kids can participate in a mustache identification contest throughout April. For each game worksheet they complete, the credit union will 'stache $5 into their savings account.
- Kellogg Community FCU, Battle Creek, Mich. Teens can take the financial literacy quiz for a chance to win $20.
- PenAir FCU, Pensacola, Fla. Young savers can stay "Young & Fit" by bringing their Penny Savers to branches for the Money Moves savings game with music, movement and money. Teens and tweens have Jump into Savings, an interactive presentation about saving, budgeting, and credit union benefits.
- Valley Communities CU, Mosinee, Wis. It challenges kids to hook up with their inner Shakespeare and write a better money poem than this one: "Put your cash in a savings account, and soon you'll have a large amount."
For the details of each credit union's program, use the link.
Credit unions participating in Youth Week activities are among those rallying to make youth more aware of the value of credit unions at an early age--a first step in developing members who use the credit union as their primary financial institution.
These are just a few of the efforts credit unions collaborate on in moving forward to Unite for Good and help achieve CUNA's strategic vision: Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner.
For materials to help celebrate youth week, use the link.