April is Youth Savings Month

We often look at pictures to remember the past, but are you ready to picture your future?

If you ask your children, they can likely picture a future they would like to live in. Some dream to become doctors and help people, others want to be known for their talent. For children and teenagers, the future brings limitless possibilities. But no matter what their dream is, financial education can be instrumental in helping them achieve their goals.

The theme for this year’s Youth Month is “The future is yours… Picture it! Save for it! Share it!”. Together, we’re encouraging youngsters to express themselves through photography, sharing their visions for their own financial futures so we can help them get there.

Research shows that when you picture yourself in the future achieving a goal, like becoming a ballet dancer or going to college, saving for it becomes easier. 

Start small. Help your children save for a toy they want. Then sign them up for a Youth Savings Account where they save for far-off goals.

As your credit union, we want to help you teach your children to learn good financial habits. Together we can help them fulfill their dreams no matter big or small.

When your child makes their first deposit in the month of April, they will receive a goodie bag. At the end of the month, one lucky Youth Member will win a FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Camera with accessories! For every deposit made in the month of April, your child’s name will be entered in our drawing. 

For an additional entry, get involved by using the social media hashtag #CUYouthMonth. Post a photo of your child, captioning it with, “I am saving for…” and don’t forget to tag us in it:

Facebook: Community First Federal Credit Union | Twitter: @ComFirstFCU | Instagram: Community.First.FCU

Bonus: When your child opens a Youth Savings Account in the month of April, Community First will match their first deposit, up to $10!

 *Must be 0-17 years old to participate.