SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is celebrating Credit Union Youth Month in April with giveaways and two contests that promote good savings habits for children and teenagers. Jr. Rangers (RCU members ages 12 and under) are being invited to participate in a coloring contest that features Reddy the Redwood picturing his future (a brand new bike). One winner from each branch will receive $100.
Jr. Partners (RCU members ages 13-17) are invited to show how they picture their futures by submitting a photo, drawing, painting, or collage. One winner will be selected to receive $250.
In addition, youth who open a new RCU savings account or deposit $100 into an existing savings account during April will receive:
- Reddy drawstring bag with water bottle (Jr. Rangers)
- RCU green notebook with pen (Jr. Partners)
“We love helping our young members learn about financial wellness at an early age,” said Matt Martin, senior vice president of community and government relations. “We’ve learned that helping them set positive savings habits when they’re young sets them up for success throughout their lives.”
As part of the Jr. Rangers and Jr. Partners program, young members receive dividends on the funds they save (on balances of $10 or more), a quarterly newsletter, online banking, and access to an educational website with games and articles that teach about money. They also get free gifts at $100 (Jr. Ranger) and $250 (Jr. Partner) savings milestones.