Redwood Credit Union Celebrates Credit Union Youth Month

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is celebrating Credit Union Youth Month in April with giveaways and two contests that promote good savings habits for children and teenagers.

Jr. Rangers (RCU members ages 12 and under) are invited to participate in a coloring contest that features Reddy the Redwood picturing his future (a brand new bike). One winner from each branch will receive $100.

Jr. Partners (RCU members ages 13-17) are invited to show how they picture their futures by submitting a photo, drawing, painting, or collage. One winner will be selected to receive $250.

In addition, youth who open a new RCU savings account or deposit $100 into an existing savings account during April will receive:

  • Reddy drawstring bag with water bottle (Jr. Rangers)
  • RCU green notebook with pen (Jr. Partners)

“We love helping our young members learn about financial wellness at an early age,” said Matt Martin, senior vice president of community and government relations. “We’ve learned that helping them set positive savings habits when they’re young sets them up for success throughout their lives.”

As part of the Jr. Rangers and Jr. Partners program, young members receive dividends on the funds they save (on balances of $10 or more), a quarterly newsletter, online banking, and access to an educational website with games and articles that teach about money. They also get free gifts at $100 (Jr. Ranger) and $250 (Jr. Partner) savings milestones.

Credit Union Youth Month contest rules and a downloadable coloring sheet are available at

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The credit union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through its wholly owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.5 billion in assets and serves more than 335,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook at and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.