Dreaming big doesn’t mean you need to start with big actions. The first small step is usually the hardest, but once it’s taken, you can use momentum to propel you forward. This year’s theme for National Credit Union Youth Month is “Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union.” It uses the image of a magical rainbow with a wish-fulfilling gold star at the end. We want to tell young members that their dreams are attainable, no matter how big they are.
DECU has tools to help fulfill these dreams. With a youth saving account that earns compound interest, young members can deposit small amounts on a regular basis and watch their savings grow “like magic.” The earlier they start a savings account, the more it will grow, and the easier it will be to achieve their dreams. Learning this good financial habit at a young age will set them up on the path of successful financial well-being.
Check out our great new Financial Education portal to teach your kids more about financial health:
Practical Money Skills
Kids under age 12 can participate in our Coloring Challenge! Print our coloring page, color and turn it into your local branch by April 15th for a chance to win one of 8 gift baskets.
If you have been wondering how to empower your kids to save for their future, National Credit Union Youth Month is a great opportunity to start! Join us this April as credit unions across the country encourage youth to start saving regularly. This celebration is a great time to engage kids at Downeast Credit Union and within our community to help them learn that saving, no matter how small the amount, can help them achieve their dreams.
Get involved by using the hashtag #CUYouthMonth to let everyone know how your credit union is making a difference in young members’ lives.
*When opening a youth account, please bring the child’s social security card. A joint owner at least 18 years of age who qualifies for membership must accompany the youth and bring proper identification. If adult doesn’t have their physical address on their ID we would need two proofs of physical address.
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