Youth Members Learn How to "Be Credit Union Strong"
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, we welcomed more than 600 youth and community members to a free superhero-themed Kids’ Day event held at our Headquarters. This year, kids and their families were invited to “Be Credit Union Strong” by participating in fun and financial education activities.
Throughout the event, children and their guests enjoyed a pizza lunch, MSU Dairy Store ice cream, visits with the Lansing Lugnuts’ Big Lug, various giveaways and activities including inflatables, glitter tattoos, balloons, creating their own superhero masks, and winning prizes at Plinko and the prize wheel.
“Both youth members and MSUFCU employees had an awesome time at Kids' Day,” said Adam, a Credit Union employee who helped at the event. “Through events like Kids’ Day, we are able to strengthen our relationships with youth members and their families in a fun and interactive way.”
Attendees also had the opportunity to redeem Dollar Dog coins for Dollar Dog Store prizes that were marked half off at the Kids’ Day event. The Dollar Dog account is offered for youth ages 5–12. With every $10 deposited into a Dollar Dog account, children can earn one Dollar Dog coin. Once 10 Dollar Dog coins are earned, they may be redeemed for prizes at any of our branch locations.
We are dedicated to all of our youth members by offering free accounts and services that focus on the importance of saving and make learning about positive financial habits fun. To do so, we offer three different youth accounts—Sweet Pea, Dollar Dog, and Cha-Ching. Each account is unique to a specific age group to encourage children to save and responsibly manage their money through financial education. Kids’ Day allows us to celebrate our youth members while helping them prepare for a successful financial future.