This April, we’re celebrating Youth Month by depositing $5 to all new youth members*!
Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their fertile imaginations, are particularly good at dreaming. But to make dreams come true, you need to have clear goals and, very likely, save some money to make them happen. Credit unions can help their members on both counts.
Our theme for Youth Month this April, is “The Future is Yours: Picture it! Save for it! Share it!” We’re encouraging all members, particularly our youngest, to write down their dreams, create vision boards, and encourage each other. These activities will help lay the groundwork for their future success.
Putting your dreams and goals down on paper where you can see them every day actually helps you achieve them! Studies were conducted at Dominican University on the science of goal setting. The results revealed that writing down your goals on a regular basis makes you 42% more likely to achieve them than if you don’t record them. They determined that using your imagination (right/creative brain) and writing those plans down (left/logical brain) engages your whole brain, including your subconscious. This makes it easier for you to find and seize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, as well as keep you motivated.
Young members who begin a habit of envisioning and recording their goals are more likely to achieve future goals as adults. This year’s Youth Month theme will give your members the encouragement they need to start this habit.
To help your credit union celebrate Youth Month, here are a few ideas:
- Encourage young members to write down their goals and create vision boards. Have them take a photo and share it on social media sites using the hashtag #CUYouthMonth. Sharing their goal will help inspire others to set goals too.
- Some goals, like graduating from college or starting a business, will require money. Encourage young members to set up a savings account tied to that goal.
*Promotional offer available to new members with no previous relationship with 1st Ed Credit Union from April 1-30, 2019. $5 initial deposit will be put on hold as a membership share and cannot be withdrawn without closing the membership.$5 new member incentive will be revoked when a new membership is closed within 6 months of the opening date. You can apply in person at any of our branches; or online here. Social Security Number and a valid photo ID are required to open a new membership. Federally insured by NCUA.