Monday, April 1, 2019

three young adults overlooking the city

SAFE is celebrating our youth all month!  Stop by your local branch to open your child a new savings account- we'll pay their initial $5 deposit and they'll get a free gift!  All of our branches will be hosting a special celebration on Friday, April 19th with giveaways and refreshments.

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.

Use of Polaroid images in juxtaposition to photos of accomplished adults in the theme is no coincidence – 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.

Get involved by using the Twitter hashtag @CUYouthMonth to let everyone know how your credit union is making a difference in young members’ lives.