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MCCU Celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month

The Science of SavingFinancial literacy is a crucial life skill for young people, but it’s one that too few are learning. In fact, a 2017 national survey found that almost 60 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and almost 40 percent have none. That’s why in April, Marshall Community Credit Union’s (MCCU) slogan is “For a future full of awesome, learn the science of savings!”

MCCU is celebrating National Credit Union Youth Month, which is a program that helps teach and encourage kids to develop good financial habits. The theme for this year is “The Science of Saving,” showcasing sci fi-inspired characters. Financial science has proved that if you start with small goals, saving your money can become a regular habit. This year’s campaign inspires children to begin saving money they earn so they can achieve their dreams.

Throughout April, youth members who make a deposit into their MCCU savings or CU In School account receive automatic entry into drawings including science-themed giveaways, where two lucky winners will win an Ultimate Slime Kit or a 3Doodler Robotic Pen, and the Millionaire for a Day contest, where one grand prize winner will win a $1,000,000.00 deposit along with limo service from school to the restaurant of their choice for dinner. Deposits made into a youth account during the month of April will earn entries for the National Youth Savings Challenge, where up to 10 credit union members will be awarded a $100 cash prize.

Members can also stop into either MCCU location and enter for a chance to win one of six Battle Creek Bombers MVP Experiences. The Bombers MVP Experience includes a Bomber goodie bag, behind-the-scenes tour, on-field visit, ballpark meal, option to throw the first pitch and to shag balls/play catch with players during player warm-ups, play batboy/girl during the game and of course, get the best seats in the house! No purchase is necessary, simply fill out an entry form available at the Youth Month table located in the lobby at each MCCU location.

Lastly, plan on joining MCCU at Bogar Theatre on May 12 for Kids Day. We’ll be watching the new release of Paddington 2 starting at 10:00 a.m. Free tickets will be available at MCCU beginning April 23. Tickets include free admission, small pop, small popcorn and an MCCU swag bag for kids.

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2018-03-29 00:00:00