Today is the official kick-off of Financial Literacy Month and credit unions are gearing up to celebrate and get their members involved.
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation (NJCUF) invited New Jersey credit unions to hold a “Financially Fit Day” this Wednesday April 3rd to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. Donations made as part of the initiative will be split 50/50 between NCUF and NJ CU Foundation. The donations can be made at financialeducation.coop.
Funds raised will support the National Credit Union Foundation’s critical programs and funds donated to the NJ CU Foundation will help support the Foundation’s key initiatives such as the Financial Reality Fair program and the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education partnership.
National Credit Union Youth Week, April 21-27, is a great opportunity to build relationships with existing young members and to attract new ones! Created by CUNA, the event focuses on teaching the benefits of saving and goal setting, and invites youth to open savings accounts at their credit union and make deposits throughout the year.
This year's theme, "Savings Sleuth: Solve the Mystery," will draw in youth (and adults) with the fun of mystery and mustaches. There's a "Collect the Clues" kit of clue posters and activity sheets credit unions can pair up with prizes. For more information and to browse materials available through CUNA, click here.
Whether you chose to celebrate financial literacy all month, or just during Youth Week, we want to know all about it!
Share with us how your credit union gets involved with Financial Literacy Month and Youth Week. Send us your stories, photos, samples of materials you use, etc. Let us know how you celebrate!
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