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Minnesota Credit Unions Celebrate Financial Literacy Month and CU Youth Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  
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Minnesota credit unions are promoting the importance of financial education at an early age during April for both Financial Literacy Month and Credit Union Youth Month. Here is a sample of activities underway for April so far, more events will be featured throughout the month.

First Alliance Credit Union
First Alliance is helping young members picture their full potential by starting good money habits today. All month long there are savings specials, giveaways and chances to win up to $500.

Check out their blog for money tips focused on helping young people save and understand personal finance concepts.


Royal Credit Union 

Royal will celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month by posting a new blog every Monday in April. Their latest blog is all about how to put the FUN back in budgeting!


United Educators Credit Union

Through a grant from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, UECU hosted Mad City Money Simulation at the Compass Program in Coon Rapids. The simulation requires teens, 14 – 18 years of age, to make financial decisions in a realistic but safe environment. The students will have the opportunity to modify their decisions and see the consequences of their actions in a real-time. 

Northwoods Credit Union

This week, Northwoods Credit Union is giving their youngest members the opportunity to express themselves through pictures and share their visions for their own financial goals.


The week is filled with fun activities including treat-filled camera boxes with each deposit and new members will receive a gift piggy bank, Northwoods is sharing pictures of their young members and what they are saving for on their Facebook page.


Minnesota Department of Commerce Financial Capability Roundtable

The Commerce Department will host the 9th annual Minnesota Financial Capability Roundtable on Tuesday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The event will be a collaborative working session with organizations, learning institutions and agencies that work in financial education and advising to share their experiences, ideas and resources to better serve the financial wellbeing of Minnesotans, particularly underserved and vulnerable communities.

Contact Leah Wilkes for more information.

if you haven’t done so already, you can share pictures and stories with MnCUN by sending them to Director of Communications Julia Miller.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034