youth month blog 2022

April is National Credit Union Youth Month and our branches will host contests throughout the month for both our younger members and teenagers. Have a child in your family that is not yet a member at VLFCU? Open any youth account in April, and we will give them a free gift! This applies to newborns up to teenagers who are 18 years of age*.

Kids enrolled in our Dollar Dog Savings program will benefit even more in April:

  • Receive double tokens when they make a deposit of $10 or more from April 1 to April 15
  • Dollar Dog tokens will be worth double their value from April 16 to April 30, up to 10 tokens per day!
  • Kids ages 5 -12 can enter a drawing to win $10 just by telling Dollar Dog why they save their money! There will be one winner at each branch. Enter by April 30th. Pick up a submission form at any branch, or download a copy to print.

We are also celebrating our teenagers in April! They may not have Dollar Dog tokens to redeem, but they can enter to win a $15 gift card by completing a brief checkbook exercise and/or budgeting exercise. There will be one winner at each branch, and our staff will be on-hand to help get them started if needed! Enter by April 30th.

If your son, daughter, grandchild or neighbor will be headed to college soon, now is a great time to review the benefits of our Campus Connection Club account. Our Financial Empowerment program is also a free financial literacy resource for anyone looking to learn more about college expenses, budgeting, as well as other topics that face all adults at different stages of life!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about Youth Month or any of our services.


*Membership eligibility is required with a minimum deposit of $25.00 in a Share Account. Youth share/savings accounts are available for members up to the age of 18. Dollar Dog rewards are subject to availability. Dollar Dog youth accounts are available for members up to the age of 12 years. No purchase necessary.