FORUM Celebrates National Credit Union Youth Week
Indianapolis, Indiana, April 13, 2010 – FORUM Credit Union will be participating in National Credit Union Youth Week again this year in April. National Credit Union Youth Week was created by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 2001 as an opportunity for credit unions across the country to focus on the financial needs of young people and provide financial literacy education. The event is considered a focal point for teaching the benefits of saving and goal setting as well as inviting young people to open saving accounts at their credit union and make deposits this week and throughout the year. FORUM is partnered with CUNA to make this week a success. On May 5, 2010, CUNA will randomly select and give ten $100 awards to 10 participating credit unions. So, a potential FORUM youth member could win $100 on top of other FORUM giveaways.
FORUM Credit Union will be celebrating Youth Week at all FORUM branch locations the week of April 19 through April 24. Events during the week will include kids activities, giveaways, and three enter to win contests with prizes including a Borders gift card, an iPod shuffle, and an iTunes gift card.
FORUM offers Aware Kids and Aware Teens accounts tied to rewards programs, giving kids and teens extra incentive to save. A free Student Checking account is also available for 16 to 24 year olds. FORUM recently launched its new Student Survival website, www.survivalaccount.com, on April 1. The site was created as a resource for students in their teens to their early twenties. It includes financial videos, relevant links, college articles and information, account details, and a student blog. Financial sites especially designed for kids and teens are also available through FORUM’s website. These sites include games, activities, and stories relating to money. (www.awarekidsjr.org, www.awarekids.org, and www.awareteens.org)
By participating in the National Credit Union Youth Week, FORUM hopes to continue its commitment to helping children and teens become financially strong.
About FORUM Credit Union
FORUM Credit Union, with 12 branch locations and anywhere access via the web, serves over 100,000 members in the central Indiana area. A full suite of financial services are offered, including home mortgages, auto loans, free checking, rewards checking, business checking, health savings accounts, and investment planning. For more information about FORUM Credit Union please visit: www.forumcu.com.
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