“Learning to save for what you want in life is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning,” said First Family Federal Credit Union marketing director Staci Alsover.
“That’s why for Youth Appreciation Month in July First Family FCU will focus on helping young people develop good saving habits. First Family FCU will host a savings challenge for the entire month, encouraging young people to save. $200, $100 and $50 cash prizes plus game board prizes will be awarded at the end of the month. Every deposit into savings will give ages 18 and under a chance to win. They can also open a new account and receive their first $5 free.”
The theme of the event is Make Your Move. “Not only are we encouraging kids to take the first step to saving but we want them to learn about making their own decisions.” said Alsover. “We’re using a theme like Monopoly to show that life has challenges and takes strategy. Plus, it’s fun.”
In addition to the savings challenge, First Family FCU will offer financial education and fun events for youth. Budget or Bust is a new program offered to the public at the Henryetta location. Ages 11-13 are invited to join a half day of learning how to manage their money with games. Pizza, goody bags and an exclusive t-shirt will be provided to participants. A registration form can be found online at firstfamilyfcu.com or at 402 East Main Street. Sessions are available on July 12, 19, 23 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To help celebrate Youth Appreciation Month, Copper the Coin Dog will be visiting the Henryetta location July 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Henryetta Police and Fire Departments. All ages are welcome to attend. The first 100 kids will receive a drawstring backpack. For more information, visit on Facebook.