MADISON, Wis. (8/25/14)--There's a time to celebrate the way credit unions support youth financial literacy. And that time has just been extended.
National Credit Union Youth Week, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association, has recently been expanded to a full month so that credit unions have even more time to connect with younger members.
The new "April is National Credit Union Youth Month" will provide more opportunities to formally attract young members and inspire them to start building--and maintaining--savings habits.
Stretching the week also will match the event up with the National Youth Saving Challenge, which always has spanned a full month.
The challenge, a competition sponsored by CUNA and CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider GreenPath Debt Solutions, encourages young credit union members to put as much money away into savings as possible.
CUNA is also looking for some assistance in picking a theme for Youth Month 2015. Suggestions can be submitted to YWCoordinator@cuna.coop. The deadline to submit a theme suggestion is Wednesday.
The top themes will be put to a vote in early September.