Financial Literacy for Children and Teens

April 2020 Is National Credit Union Youth Month

April is National Credit Union Youth Month! DNCU remains committed to helping the next generation with developing lifelong financial literacy.

We're accepting coloring masterpieces from our young DNCU members! Choose your favorite from the following:

  • Save, represented by a piggy bank pig named Penelope (Penny for short) who is always dreaming of the future
  • Spend, represented by a flamingo named Pinky who seizes the day and celebrates life by treating them self from time to time.
  • Share, represented by a unicorn named Hope who spreads joy by helping others.
  • Invest, represented by a bear named Benny who thinks about their future and invests at their credit union.
  • Budget, represented by a penguin named Prudence who pays their bills and keeps a fine spreadsheet of needed expenses.

You can email your submission to baxter@dncu.org.  Baxter will highlight a submission and award a $25 coloring masterpiece prize to that child*. 

*Submissions must be accepted by Friday, May 15, 2020.  Submission must be submitted by person 18 years or older.  Include your child's first name and age.  Multiple submissions per child are permitted.  Winner must have a youth account with Del Norte Credit Union in order to receive the award.  Odds of winning are based upon number of entries. 

Children & Teens

DNCU is dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial goals by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. This includes helping children and teens learn to save, budget, manage a checking account, understand a credit score and other financial literacy tasks.

Kids and money: teach your children how to understand want vs. need. Read more helpful advice here. Explore all of GreenPath's resources for helpful eCourses, videos, webinars and other resources to help kids learn financial wellness.

Financial literacy games: Fun learning with the Practical Money Skills site's games for kids as well as adults.

DNCU Accounts: Baxter's Bunch and SCORE savings accounts, Free4Me checking accounts and the SCORE teen credit card are designed to help children and teens learn to save and manage their finances.

Financial Literacy Education in Schools

Del Norte Credit Union has supported financial literacy education in our communities for over 18 years. Currently we fund financial literacy education for elementary, middle and high school children, partnering with Banzai to provide materials free of charge to schools. Our partnership with Banzai provides an interactive, experiential online program supplemented by print workbooks to Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe County schools, at no cost to the schools. If you would like more information about these programs as a teacher or as a parent, please contact Yvette Romero, DNCU's financial literacy liaison, at 505 455-5113.

Scholarships

Del Norte Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. Applications are available around March each year. Check the Scholarships page for details.