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Youth First Program

Children start retaining information at a very young age, which is why it’s crucial to start molding positive financial behaviors. Our Youth First program will guide your child on a journey through the different stages of their financial life.

3rd Annual Youth First Scholarship Awards Program

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We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Youth First Scholarship Awards Program is now accepting applications.* People First will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five local high school graduating seniors for college-related expenses such as tuition, room and board, or textbooks. Graduating seniors who are members of People First and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in 2021 are eligible to apply.

  1. Please complete the 2021 Youth First Scholarship entry form.
  2. Write a brief essay about how People First has helped you achieve meaningful goals and what goals and aspirations you have with your future education.
  3. Return the entry form and essay to any branch or email them to Marketing@peoplefirstcu.org with your college acceptance letter by July 7, 2021.

People First will host a Scholar reception on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 12-2 p.m. All winners will be requested to attend one of the two dates listed. If you are unable to attend either of these dates, please provide an alternative date on the entry form.

*Credit Union employees, board members, and their immediate family members are ineligible.

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It's a Money ThingLearn about all of life's obstacles, and adventures with our fun, interactive financial education library. It's A Money Thing breaks down all of life's choices and prepares you for a better future. People First is committed to helping you be ready and learn about money!

Topics are broken into categories:

  • Earning an income
  • Buying Goods & Services
  • Saving
  • Using Credit
  • Borrowing
  • Financial Investing
  • Protecting & Insuring
  • The Credit Union Advantage

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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 (i.e. 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.

*Account must qualify.

 

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