Youth First Program
2019 Youth First Scholarships
People First is excited to announce that we will be awarding Five (5) - $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a 2-year, 4-year, or acceptable trade school this fall. Fill out the Youth First Scholarship Entry Form submit a brief essay with how People First has helped you, and what your plans are after graduating college/trade school. Please include your acceptance letter along with your essay. Always remember the Future is Yours!
Return the completed entry form, acceptance letter, and personal essay to any branch office, or email to Marketing@peoplefirstcu.org. Submission must be received by May 31, 2019, to be eligible. Scholarship recipients will be notified via phone/email with instruction on next steps.
Credit Unions Celebrate Youth in April
If you ask your children, they can likely picture a future they would like to live in. Some dream to become doctors and help people, others want to be known for their talent. For children and teenagers, the future brings limitless possibilities. But no matter what their dream is, financial education can be instrumental in helping them achieve their goals.
The theme for this year's Youth Month is "The future is yours… Picture it! Save for it! Share it!". Together, we're encouraging youngsters to express themselves through photography, sharing their visions for their own financial futures so we can help them get there.
Use of Polaroid images in juxtaposition to photos of accomplished adults in the theme is no coincidence - research shows that when you picture yourself in the future achieving a goal, like becoming a ballet dancer or going to college, saving for it becomes easier.
Start small. Help your children save for a toy they want. Then open a youth savings account where they save for far-off goals.
As your credit union, we want to help you teach your children to learn good financial habits. Together we can help them fulfill their dreams no matter big or small.
Pennsylvania Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (PUTMA) Accounts
PUTMA accounts are available for our young savers to start with a savings account that only the Custodian (Example: Parent, Grandparent, Interested persons) can conduct financial transactions. The funds in the account are used only for the benefit of the Minor without tax liability. PUTMA accounts are opened with the child's social security number and personal information.
Primary Share & Share Draft Accounts are also available with a joint owner (Age restrictions apply). These accounts are great for children who are starting to work and need an account for direct deposit or access to a Visa Debit Card*.
Schedule an appointment today
Call 610.797.7440 or visit any of our convenient branch locations.
* Cardholder and Account must qualify.