Bryar Gullickson, meet Ben Franklin. The little guy waves the $100 bill he won in the Credit Union Youth Week National Savings Challenge through $109 million asset Lakeview Credit Union in Neenah, Wis.
Holding a magnifying glass that would make Sherlock Holmes envious, super savings sleuth Rhys Hollowood cracks the mustache mystery during Youth Week at Clearview Federal Credit Union in Moon Township, Pa.
Just when you thought you’d seen all variations of ‘staches, here comes the fingernail ‘stache! Female employees at Clearview Federal Credit Union in Moon Township, Pa., displayed their artistic creations during Youth Week.
Rapping pigs, tricked out branches and Moonjar Moneybox giveaways highlighted Youth Week at Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, Ore. Hamilton the Pig – Unitus Federal’s Kids Club mascot – took photos with young savers at an open house at a Unitus branch, and entertained third-graders at a nearby school by leading The Dollar Holler Rap, after which every student received a Hamilton piggy bank. Staff decorated branches and wore fun T-shirts while conducting a “Collect the Clues” scavenger hunt, and young members that made a deposit or opened a uSavers account received a Moonjar Moneybox, which teaches kids the principles of saving, donating and spending their money.
Free ice cream is a powerful motivator for everyone, and the giveaway worked wonders for Western New York FCU during its Youth Week promotion, which included the third week of April as well. Anyone who opened a Smart Saver Kid’s account – for members 13 and younger – received a CUNA coin holder that they were encouraged to fill with quarters and return to the credit union in West Seneca, N.Y., a coupon for complimentary ice cream and an entry to win $100 from CUNA. Existing Smart Savers received those gifts for every deposit during that span. Western New York FCU opened eight Smart Saver accounts and reaped total youth deposits of $3,628 for a successful Youth Week promotion.
After observing that Arbor Day and Earth Day both fell during Youth Week, Horizon Federal Credit Union in Williamsport, Pa., decided to tie the themes together with an outreach program into the communities it serves. Horizon Federal contracted with FourthGradeForesters, which employs people with disabilities, to purchase and deliver trees to area fourth-graders. “Trees are like savings—they don’t grow overnight,” Horizon CEO Traci Donahue says. “They both need nurturing, and in time both the tree and savings will be bountiful.” For its young members, Horizon held a drawing for tickets to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland (a specialized zoo), as well as gift cards, ear buds and pedometers.
It has been an amazing "Credit Union Youth Week" full of team spirit and fun! Thank you to all kids who dressed... fb.me/2G2kug6rS— Les Bois CU (@lesboiscu) April 26, 2013
I posted 12 photos on Facebook in the album "Youth Week 2013" fb.me/2N2EH4kx8— Heritage CU (@HeritageCU) April 26, 2013
We get to wear mustaches at work today for youth week twitter.com/ashley_spellma…— Ashley Arrigo (@ashley_spellman) April 26, 2013
It's National Credit Union Youth Week! Check out how we're celebrating: ht.ly/kqObA— Del-One (@DelOneFCU) April 25, 2013
It’s only proper to extend one’s pinkie when celebrating National Credit Union Youth Week with tea and crumpets. That’s the belief at SageLink Credit Union in Durand, Mich., which has been featuring an entertaining photo of its staff daily on its Facebook page and giving away a ‘Stache Your Cash T-shirt to one lucky member who “likes” the image. “This has been a huge hit and our members have really embraced Youth Week this year,” marketing representative Courtney Gazso says. Throughout April, which is Financial Literacy Month, SageLink is offering rewards to existing youth members for making deposits and new youth members who open accounts.
I posted 5 photos on Facebook in the album "Youth Week!" fb.me/2C7Fzr5fd— Pen Air FCU (@PenAirFCU) April 24, 2013
Youth Week is here! Look 4 employees wearing these Hammy t-shirts & get ur little one signed up 4 a uSavers acct 2day twitter.com/UnitusCCU/stat…— Unitus CCU (@UnitusCCU) April 23, 2013
Mustache tattoo for Youth Week!!! twitter.com/b_vanatta/stat…— Bethany Vanatta (@b_vanatta) April 23, 2013
Pick up an activity coin bank for your child & join us in celebrating National Credit Union Youth Week ow.ly/klCzS— Onpoint Community CU (@OnPointCU) April 23, 2013
I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "Credit Union Youth Week." fb.me/21X50AC5w— Les Bois CU (@lesboiscu) April 23, 2013
It’s National #CUYouthWeek! Over the next two weeks, our team members will be educating more than 230 students from six local schools!— Corning Credit Union (@CorningCU) April 22, 2013
Happy Youth Week!The picture below is the Youth Advisory Board from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union... fb.me/OJi0Y4Tf— NYIB - Up Your Youth (@UpYourYouth) April 22, 2013
Happy Youth Week! Be sure to visit either of our branches to get your hands on the goodies we've got… instagram.com/p/Yaw6ewlPKx/— Aloha Federal CU (@AlohaFCU) April 22, 2013
Youth Week is FINALLY HERE!!Stop in, 'Stache your Cash, get some great gifts and have some fun! fb.me/tcuncBpN— Northwoods CU (@NorthwoodsCU) April 22, 2013
Happy Credit Union Youth Week! Stop by an office to celebrate with our fun contests for kids & teens! buff.ly/ZfRIVC— Consumers CU (@ConsumersCU) April 22, 2013
I posted 6 photos on Facebook in the album "Credit Union Youth Week." fb.me/2PsJQx26a— Les Bois CU (@lesboiscu) April 22, 2013
Happy Credit Union Youth Week! Stop by your local branch any time this week to celebrate: nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/cred… …— NerdWallet CUs (@NerdCreditUnion) April 15, 2013