April 7, 2015

What is National Credit Union Youth Month™?

Comment April 7, 2015 by Triangle Credit Union

Triangle is excited to be participating in National Credit Union Youth Month this April. This year marks the first year that the celebration will last a full month; previously we only celebrated for a week. The three extra weeks are going to give us plenty of time to share the positive saving features of our Teen Club and Kids Club accounts, financial tips and guest blog posts to help plan your financial future, and contests on our Facebook page with the chance to win cool prizes.

CUNA, or the Credit Union National Association, is behind National Credit Union Youth Month. CUNA is an important organization that works to advocate for credit unions and their members on Capitol Hill and empower credit unions with initiatives like Youth Month. Credit unions got their start in the United States right here in Manchester, New Hampshire. They were formed for the benefit of the city’s mill workers and their families. “Throughout the history of the credit union movement,” according to America’s Credit Union Museum, “teaching kids the value of saving was considered to be an important activity.” In the beginning, children saved to help their parents feed and clothe their families, now children save for their future.

We are thrilled to celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month with credit unions across the country. Together we will continue the important work of helping children save and prepare for their future. This year’s theme is “Wild About Saving™.” The theme was submitted by Karina Garcia from CFE Federal Credit Union in Lake Mary, FL. When asked how she came up with the theme, Karina responded, “Youth Month is all about getting children and their parents excited, maybe even a little wild, about savings." We look forward to this month long celebration of savings and hope that maybe you’ll get a little wild with us too!


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