April is National Credit Union Youth Month
Every April, credit unions from across the country encourage youth to get interested in financial literacy and develop healthy saving habits from an early age. This can be done by making savings fun and exciting!
The theme this year is: Be a Credit Union Saver & Your Savings Will Never Go Extinct™
Monty Moose Youth Saving Program
For anyone age 12 or younger, our Monty Moose account is your membership account. Open with just a minimum deposit of $5. Parents can open an account for their child, separate from their own.
- No monthly maintenance fees
- No membership fee
- Monty Moose Certificates only require a $250 minimum deposit
Teaching the Importance of Saving
UCU promotes financial literacy and the importance of saving, and our Monty Moose program is a great way to start early! Every time a Monty Moose member visits a UCU branch and makes a deposit into their Monty Moose account (or their parent/guardian does so for them), they will receive one "UCU Buck". The Monty Moose member can cash in that UCU Buck for a small toy the day they receive it or save up their bucks for higher valued toys!* Everyone at UCU hopes our Monty Moose members enjoy this program and learn the fundamentals of saving!
*"UCU Bucks" have no cash value and gifts/toys may vary from branch to branch.
Additional financial literacy resources for all ages are available on the Member Education page of our website.