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Promoting the Financial Health of our Youngest Members

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Be a Credit Union Saver and Your Savings Will Never Go Extinct

San Jose, CA - April 1, 2021

Meriwest Credit Union Invites your Kids on a Jurassic Journey to Financial Wellness

Promoting the financial health of our youngest members

Providing financial education embodies the movement’s ‘people-helping-people’ philosophy. The theme for this year’s Youth Month is “Be a Credit Union Saver and Your Savings Will Never Go Extinct.” Together, we’re encouraging our youngest members to open their own savings account (with a parent or guardian’s help), begin a habit of putting money into that account regularly, and learn how compound interest helps their account to grow. 

As more Americans seek financial guidance and more credit unions begin to offer services like financial counseling, it’s essential to consider initiatives that also educate young members. If parents have trouble managing money, you can imagine that it’s going to be even more challenging for them to have conversations about money with their kids. Meriwest Credit Union can serve as an important ally for parents in their mission to teach their kids to be financially responsible. 

If you have been wondering how to empower youth to save for their future, National Credit Union Youth Month is a great opportunity to start or boost your youth initiatives! Join us this April as credit unions across the country focus on educating youth about financial health. This year’s kid-friendly theme emphasizes the benefits of wise saving habits using fun dinosaur characters. This celebration is a great time to engage kids at Meriwest Credit Union and within your community to help them develop healthy money habits. 

Teach your teens the basics of financial responsibility with a Youth Savings Account and FLOW Checking Account from Meriwest and get involved by using the Twitter hashtag @CUYouthMonth to let everyone know how we are making a difference in young members’ lives. 


About Meriwest Credit Union
Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and established financial institutions, has been providing proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 82,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, for more than 59 years. More information can be found at


Media Contact: Helen Grays-Jones
Community Relations Manager

5615 Chesbro Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123-3046
1-877-MERIWEST (1-877-637-4937)