FFFCU helps youth with financial awareness

“Copper the Coin Dog,” First Family Federal Credit Union’s (FFFCU) children’s saving club mascot, along with Henryetta Police and Fire Departments were at the FFFCU Henryetta location on Wednesday to celebrate youth financial awareness month. Attending children were able to tour a fire truck and police car, visit with “Copper” and roll a giant inflatable dice to receive a prize.

(Photo by TRACY GOZA)

By Tracy Goza
Free-Lance Editor

During the month of July, First Family Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) has focused on supporting youth to become more financially prepared.

Various events were held throughout the month to aid local youth by helping to strengthen their money skills and increase their savings.

“Youth fitness has become a national priority,” FFFCU Marketing Director Staci Alsover said. “We believe financial fitness is just as important.”

Among the event featured is a savings challenge for the entire month with cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50 to be awarded at the end of July.

For every youth ages 18 and under that makes a deposit into a savings account it will earn them a chance to win. In addition, each youth that opens a new account will receive their first $5 for free.

Other financial education and events for youth held included a new program, “Budget or Bust,” in which ages 11 through 13 were invited to FFFCU for a half-day of learning how to manage money with games. All participants received an exclusive t-shirt, goody bags and pizza.

One more session of “Budget or Bust” will be available this month - on Monday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for this program, visit: firstfamilyfcu.com or 402 E. Main Street in Henryetta.

FFFCU’s children’s savings club mascot “Copper the Coin Dog” along with Henryetta Police Department officers as well as members of the Henryetta Fire Department were at the FFFCU Henryetta location on Wednesday as a part of the July celebration.

The first 100 children in attendance received a goody bag with various savings-related items and had the chance to roll a dice to win one of several prizes including a “paw bank” and a frisbee.

“Member education and our communities are very important to us,” Alsover said. “Not only are we encouraging kids to take the first step to saving but we want them to learn about making their own decisions.”

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