NY Credit Union Engages Youth in Financial Literacy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Each year, Claim Your Youth Culture – a set of programs to help credit unions engage children, teens and their parents in money management, saving, and loans and interest – grants an award for member engagement to the credit union that makes the biggest impact through targeted financial literacy programs. This year, at the 2016 Claim Your Youth Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Endwell, NY-based credit union, Visions Federal Credit Union will receive the Stellar Award for Excellence for reaching the top spot in member engagement in the United States and Canada.

Visions FCU is a member of the Kirby Kangaroo Program, a Claim Your Youth Culture program targeted at children aged 6 – 12 that, for 35 years, has helped credit unions to create healthy relationships between young people and the world of finances. Claim Your Youth Culture serves over 150,000 members in North America. "We do 'life is a reality,' numerous in-school branches, and a partnership with ESPN Commentator/ Former Duke Graduate, Jay Williams, specifically on financial literacy for youth. These initiatives have been wildly successful," Tyrone Muse, President/CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.

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Source:Visions Federal Credit Union