April is National Credit Union Youth Month, the time each year where credit unions emphasize teaching and encouraging kids to develop strong financial habits. This year’s theme is “Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit unionTM.”  We have a few great activities planned during the month to help encourage, and reward, your young savers.

If your loved little ones don’t already have an account with DSFCU, now is the time to open one! Open a Youth Savings* with as little as $25 minimum opening deposit. For those up to 12 months old, DSFCU will cover the initial $25 minimum balance requirement! When your teen is ready to start managing money and making purchases, open a free DSFCU Student Checking for them. 

Youth Month Coloring Contest

During the month of April, we will be holding a coloring contest. At the end of the month, two winners will be chosen from the submitted entries; one in the age group of 5 years or younger, and one from the age group of 6-12 years old. The selected winners will receive a cash deposit to their DSFCU account!

You can choose from multiple coloring sheets for your entry. Download from the links below and return to a DSFCU branch before April 30.

Youth Month Cash Drawing

Make a deposit into your Youth account during the month of April, and you’ll be automatically entered to win! At the end of the month, a winner will be randomly chosen and will receive a cash deposit into their account, courtesy of DSFCU.

Other Activities

Help your young saver reach their goals by downloading the Savings Tracker Sheet. Help them set a savings goal, with milestones and fill them out on the sheet. Then, they can color in their progress as they begin to reach their goal.

Download the Word Search below for a little financial fun.

*Youth savings will change to a Primary savings at age 19.  Student Checking will change to a Checking at age 24 with a $3.00 monthly service charge.