|CU Name||Actual Deposits||Youth Depositors||New Youth Accounts|
|Dow Chemical Employees CU||$248,408.00||1,091||10|
|First Community FCU||$20,000.00||1,200||60|
|Generations Family FCU||$1,252.00||22||3|
|Good Shepherd CU||$62,642.09||509||24|
|Marshall Community CU||$37,201.81||525||6|
|Rivers Edge Community CU||$10,933.30||43||4|
|Service 1 FCU||$9,624.94||142||4|
|Shore To Shore Community FCU||$3,679.48||16||5|
|Soo Co-Op CU||$6,531.51||121||17|
|Thornapple Valley Community CU||$678.00||46||8|
|United Educational CU||$49,742.29||771||61|
|United Financial CU||$55,404.80||233||16|
During April, a combined 117,244 youth ’stached their cash at a credit union across the country. Young saving sleuths—drawn in by neon colors, a fun detective theme, and activities galore—deposited a collective $25.2 million with the 224 credit unions participating in this year’s National Youth Saving Challenge™—an average of $214 per child.
In 2009, the Saving Challenge expanded beyond National CU Youth Week™ to run the entire month of April. Credit union staff told CUNA that a week just wasn’t long enough for them. This year, more than half (60%) of the participating credit unions ran the challenge for the entire month—giving them more time to open 6,173 new youth accounts.
In Michigan, 20 credit unions shared their participation with CUNA. Youth in Michigan opened, 5,814 accounts, 347 of them new, saving $626,529 in the process.