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April is Credit Union Youth Month!

Posted on April 1, 2019

Every April Credit Unions across the country celebrate their young members with Youth Month! The official theme for the 2019 National Credit Union Youth Month has been revealed to be “The Future is Yours… Picture it! Save for it! Share it!”. This theme encourages young members to look forward to their futures, picture their goals, and learn how to save their money to chase their dreams.
“It’s been proven that when we acknowledge and record our goals for the future, they’re more likely to come true” said Michelle Kamke, marketing projects manager at the Credit Union National Association. “By encouraging your youngest members to get into this habit, you’re fostering their ability to save for the future they dream of.”

With financial literacy being one of WV Central Federal Credit Union's top priorities, this year we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Banzai! to bring fun, financial literacy education to EVERYONE in our community!

What is Banzai?
Banzai is an online financial literacy learning game for all ages. It's interactive and fun. Over 40,000 math, business, family and consumer science, and computer teachers have joined the program nationwide, with 5 schools in our area currently using the program.

We started offering the program to some of our local teachers late last year, and the feed back has been that kids and adults alike, are loving the game and it’s results. Banzai! Direct will allow us to have our own website, available to the public, homeschoolers, youth civic groups, boy and girl scout troops, etc. Now ANYONE can log-in and play Banzai! for free.

To learn more, or play now — visit this link.


Youth Month also gives us an opportunity to shine a light on our youth checking and savings accounts - where kids can take their first step into account holding! To get your child set-up with an account, just stop by any branch with the child’s birth certificate and social security card. Someone 18 or older must be on the account as well. Our member services staff will explain all the benefits and talk to your child about the responsibilities that come with account holding.

In April, we always have extra fun giveaways available in the branch so be sure to come in and participate, because this year, we are holding a SUPER EXCITING GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away $500 CDs (Certificates of Deposit) to two young members! How do you enter? Easy..

Open a Youth Account - 5 entries
Deposit $25 into a Youth Account - 1 entry for every $25
Transfer any amount over $25 into a Youth Account from another account - 1 bonus entry

Come into the branch to perform these transactions and the WV Central rep that assists you will give you tickets to fill out and put into the drawing! On May 1st, 2019 we will choose a winner and announce it on facebook, our website and notify you by phone if you win!

April is a GREAT month to get started in financial future.

We hope to see you!


Check out our commercial for Youth Month HERE!