Youth Month: April 2015
Credit Union Youth Month Celebration scheduled for April. CUNA’s National Credit Union Youth Month promotes the benefits of youth saving and goal-setting by inviting young members to start a savings habit by either opening an account or making deposits in an existing account.
This year’s theme is “Wild About Saving,” and promotional materials are now available on CUNA’s website. Since National Financial Literacy Month is also held in April, credit unions are encouraged to incorporate financial education initiatives with their Credit Union Youth Month efforts.
Things to do:
- Shop for official 2015 National Credit Union Youth Month items to outfit your staff and reward young savers. There are promotional items to buy, along with free graphics and stories.
- Register for National Youth Saving Challenge™ for a chance to win one of 25 $100 prizes for a young saver. There are prizes for participating credit unions, too! Last year, 8,844 new accounts were opened, and 94,466 young members deposited more than $20.5 million into savings accounts during the challenge.
- Sign up for the free Youth Month e-News to receive tips for celebrating Youth Month and setting goals for the Saving Challenge.
- Share details for your celebration and stories. Email: YMCoordinator@cuna.coop and share via Twitter/Facebook with #CUYouthMonth
Participation is free. Only affiliated credit unions can participate. For more information and Youth Week resources, visit www.cuna.org/youthweek.