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 outer space and robots to help the children learn about “The Science of Saving.” One winner from each branch will receive $100.
Jr. Partners (RCU members ages 13-17) are invited to share—via song, imagery, or poetry—a savings goal they’re working to achieve. 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:
- Color-changing cup and straw, and Reddy coloring book (Jr. Rangers)
- RCU key lanyard with savings plan printed on the back (Jr. Partners)
“RCU loves helping our young members learn about financial wellness at an early age,” said Wrynn Valentine, Financial Wellness Advocate. “We believe that helping them establish good savings habits from the start sets them up for success throughout their lives. And since April is also Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time for smart money management to be top-of-mind for the whole family.”
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.
Credit Union Youth Month contest rules and a downloadable coloring sheet are available at redwoodcu.org/youth. Submissions for both contests will be accepted at any of RCU’s 17 branches.
About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) 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, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4 billion in assets and serves over 300,000 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. RCU can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.