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Credit unions and youth-run branches

 

Wisconsin credit unions oversee approximately 100 youth-operated credit union branches inside schools - more than in almost any other state. Young savers have stashed more than $3 million in deposit accounts! The branches are staffed and used by students who learn to use financial products - like credit cards - responsibly. Though these branches operate at a cost to credit unions, not-for-profit credit unions offer them in hopes of helping students avoid debt, complete their educations, and become self-supporting members of the economy.

 

In an effort to show the statewide impact of credit unions' efforts to educate youth about money and encourage saving, The League is asking credit unions to report information on youth branch activity.

 

By providing this information, you'll help advance The League's REAL Solutions initiative, which focuses on the things credit unions do that typify a not-for-profit, member-owned institution. Your credit union does not have to be a REAL Solutions participant to report this information.

 

Please ask the person at your credit union responsible for your youth branch activities to visit our online form to update our records.

 

Youth Branch Activity Form (login and password required)

 

The following Wisconsin credit unions are current operating youth-run branches:

 

Credit Union City
Altra Federal CU Onalaska
Best Advantage CU Brillion
Blackhawk Community CU Janesville
Brokaw CU Brokaw
Capital CU Kimberly
Central City CU Marshfield
Community First CU Appleton
CoVantage CU Antigo
Educators CU Racine
Forward Financial CU Niagara
Fox Communities CU Appleton
Glacier Hills CU West Bend
Indianhead CU Spooner
Kohler CU Kohler
Meadowland CU Sheboygan Falls
N.E.W. CU Oconto Falls
Our Lady of Good Hope CU Milwaukee
Premier Financial CU New Holstein
Ripco CU Rhinelander
RiverWood-Maritime CU Two Rivers
Royal CU Eau Claire
Southern Lakes CU Kenosha
STAR CU Madison
Summit CU Madison
Superior Choice CU Superior
Taylor CU Medford
Tomah Area CU Tomah
Tri-County CU Marinette
Unison CU Kaukauna
UnitedOne CU Manitowoc
Valley Communities CU Mosinee
WESTconsin CU Menomonie

 

Wisconsin Credit Unions youth branches have won a Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award.

 

Use our sample materials to promote you youth-run branches!

 

If you have any questions regarding this information, contact Chad Helminak at chelminak@theleague.coop or (800) 242-0833.