North Carolina SECUs Youth Week Gain: $3.2 Million In New Deposits
RALEIGH, N.C. – State Employees’ CU said its National CU Youth Week’s “Money Rocks at My Credit Union” promotion attracted $3.2 million in new deposits from 17,500 of its young members.
SECU’s 237 branches opened more than 700 new youth accounts. The credit union promoted the challenge with a variety of displays and games. Branch personnel encouraged financial education during the challenge week through statewide youth presentations within branches and in area schools.
SECU youth programs consist of FAT CAT for ages 12 and under and Zard for teens 13-19, with both options focused on the importance of early financial education.
Prizes for the "Money Rocks" Saving Challenge included a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, iPod Touch and iPod Nano.