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April is National Credit Union Youth Month. We Are Celebrating Our Youngest Members!

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.

Willis-Knighton Federal Credit Union has tools to help fulfill these dreams. With a youth savings 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.

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 WKFCU and within your community to help them learn that saving, no matter how small the amount, can help them achieve their dreams.

WKFCU offers 2 types of accounts for children

  • Scottie Savers for Ages Birth to 12 years of age.
  • Extreme Teen for Ages 13 to 17 years of age. Teens 16 and 17 may open a checking account.

ATTENTION PARENT AND GRANDPARENTS !

Now is the perfect time to open an account for your child or grandchild for FREE.

We will waive the $5 Enrollment Fee and Make the First $5 deposit.

We will have a Cash Giveaway -- 2 $25 Prizes -- on Thursdays - April 7, 14, 21 & 28.

When you open a new kids account or make a $25 deposit into an existing account, your child will receive a special gift bag full of goodies.

FOR SCOTTIE SAVERS:

  • Color Yourself Tote Bag
  • Piggy Bank
  • Pencil & Pen
  • Rainbow Popper
  • Wooden Glider Plane
  • Educational Coloring Book
  • Rainbow Candy

FOR EXTREME TEENS:

  • Draw String Bag
  • Bank
  • Folding Sunglasses
  • Multi-Color Get Pen
  • Guide to Money Book
  • Stress Ball
  • Rainbow Candy
  • Charging Cable Set with Phone Holder

(Prizes Available while supplies last.)

YOU COULD WIN A NINTENDO SWITCH!

Each child opening a new account or making a $25 deposit into an existing account during April will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo Switch!

TO OPEN A KIDS ACCOUNT:

You will need their Social Security card and your ID to open an account. Children 15-17 will need to sign the account card. Teens 16-17 may open a Checking Account. Accounts are opened under the child’s name and Social Security number with a parent or grandparent signing as a joint owner.

You can use Payroll Deduction to add to your child’s account each pay period.

Now is the perfect time to help your child learn that saving, no matter how small the amount, can help them achieve their dreams.

(Payroll Deductions do not apply towards $25 deposit to existing accounts for the gift bag or for qualification for the Nintendo Switch drawing. Drawing will be held May 2, 2022.)

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