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BFCU Youth Month 2024 | Adventure Awaits

April is National Credit Union Youth Month, a time when credit unions focus on teaching and encouraging kids to develop strong financial habits. This year, Baylands has adopted the theme "Adventure Awaits" and has planned various activities throughout the month to encourage youth to start learning about money and saving.

New Youth Account First $5 Offer*
If your child, teenager, or young adult does not have an account with BFCU, now is a great opportunity to open one! In April, BFCU is covering the initial $5 account opening fee for individuals age 17 and under. For teenagers and young adults who are ready to start managing money and making purchases with a Baylands Visa Debit Card or Mobile Wallet Options, BFCU offers the Student Checking Account.

Youth Month Join & Win $75 Contest**
During April, open a new Youth membership account and deposit $20 or more into the new Savings or Student Checking account and the youth member will be entered into a random drawing to win a $75 Visa Gift Card! Three winners will be selected at random from eligible entries.

Youth Month Coloring Contest
During April, we will once again be holding a fun coloring contest. At the end of the month, two winners will be chosen from the submitted entries; one from each age group category.The two agre groups are  Junior Savers (age 0 - 6) & Pre Teens (age 7 – 12) The selected winners will receive a one time cash deposit of $25 to their BFCU savings account!

To enter the Coloring Contest:
• Pick up an Adventure Awaits coloring page at your favorite BFCU branch or click here to download it and unleash your artistic skills. 
To Submit Entry
• Bring your art creation to any BFCU Branch OR email a picture of your art creation to by no later than close of business on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
• All entries must include the artist’s first and last name, member number, the name and phone number of a parent and email for prize winner notification.

Other Activities
Help your young saver learn more and begin to have conversations about money from fun worksheets available at local branches. Your young saver can set a savings goal, with milestones and track their progress with the colorful Map Out Your Goals tracker. Or go on a mission to solve the Hike Up Your Savings word scramble. In addition stay connected to BFCU on social media for weekly #youthmoneytips.
















*Youth Month New Account Offer valid for 04/01/2024 – 04/30/2024. Membership subject to eligibility. Baylands will cover the first $5 needed to establish a new youth membership with the Credit Union during the promotional period. The Offer and terms can change or be revoked at any time. Federally insured by NCUA.

** Youth Month New Account Win $75 Drawing.  Entry period valid 04/01/2024 – 04/30/2024. Random drawing is administered by Baylands Family Credit Union (BFCU). Prize is (1) 75 Visa Gift Card. Members opening a new membership and depositing at least $20 or more (not including the first $5 covered by Baylands) into a new Student Checking or Savings account will automatically be entered into the drawing.  Only one entry per account.  Three winners will be chosen from all new youth membership accounts opened during promotion period. Winners of the drawing will be contacted by 5:00 pm, May 17, 2024. Winners will be notified through email or phone. If the winner cannot be reached by 5pm EST on May 24, 2024, a new winner will be chosen. Odds of winning any drawing depend upon number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing at each branch. BFCU employees, volunteers, and their families are excluded from eligibility to win.