The National Credit Union Association celebrates the annual
Youth Savings Week this April 22nd- 27th, and Neighbors’ "Savings Sleuth”
game encourages young members to see how easy and fun saving money can be!
All youth who open a savings account or make at least a $10
deposit into their savings account will receive a scratch off card game piece.
Every card is a winner for one of these fun prizes: Nate Pencils, Savings
Sleuth Lunch Bags, Savings Sleuth Mood Cups, and of course Piggy Banks. Young
members can make the minimum daily deposits any time before April 27th and win
During the actual Youth Savings Week, there is a little
something extra in addition to the scratch-off prizes! Youth making deposits
between April 22nd and 27th will receive a fun "fingerstasche” to show the
world that they have solved the mystery of saving. All youth who make their
deposits will be entered in to a grand prize drawing for $100 gift card! The
winner will be announced May 1st, so bring your youth in today to start
Originally, the youth savings event was introduced as a
day-long component of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
curriculum. One decade later, NEFE gave the event to the Jump$tart Coalition
and in 2000 and what began as "Financial Literacy Day” became Youth
Financial Literacy Month. April’s official designation as "Financial
Literacy for Youth Month” was officially recognized in 2003 in by the U.S.
Senate and House of Representatives and officially designated in resolution 316
as "National Financial Literacy Month” in 2004.
Neighbors FCU is a member-owned financial institution
serving over 65,000 members in 9 parishes. As an organization chartered as a
"not for profit, but for service” since 1954, the credit union has grown
to over $600 million in assets. Anyone who lives, worships, works, or attends
school in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West
Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Livingston, and St. Helena parishes is
eligible for membership, as well as their immediate family members. Members
enjoy high dividend savings and checking accounts, low rate loans and lines of
credit, and around the clock account access and more.