MADISON, Wis. (4/22/13)--Credit unions nationwide are celebrating children and the benefits of financial education during National Credit Youth Week, which began Sunday and ends Saturday.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association asked its member credit unions if they're planning to celebrate the week (Life is a Highway April 18). The responses:
Activities Pennsylvania credit unions have planned to celebrate include:
DEXSTA FCU, Wilmington, Del., had added a student branch at Wilmington's Bayard Middle School. From left, first row, a student; Kerry Waugh, student school champion at Bayard School; a student; DEXSTA staffers Jerry King, president/CEO; Mary Brien-Duch, vice president finance; and Craig Perry, member service representative. Top row, from left are DEXSTA's Patrick Rhodes, operations manager; Joe Walsh, vice president, lending; and Nyeshia Coates, phone center floating-members service representative. (Photo provided by Delaware Credit Union League)
Among the other ways credit unions are celebrating youth during April:
|Generations FCU provided financial education classes at five area colleges. (Photo provided by Generations FCU)|
National Credit Union Youth Week was created by CUNA so credit unions nationwide could focus on the financial needs of young people and provide financial literacy education. It teaches the benefits of saving and goal setting, and invites youth to open savings accounts at their credit union and make deposits throughout the year.
CUNA also conducts the National Youth Saving Challenge throughout April. The challenge rewards 10 savers with $100 cash prizes.