This was originally featured on the Foundation's blog here.
In the following podcast, we talk to Andy Eisnaugle, Director of Financial Education at Atomic Credit Union, about their successful Biz Kid$ Piggy Bank Hunt. The interactive Piggy Bank Hunt
was supported by a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National
Credit Union Foundation and was conducted during the summer around
their 12 branch locations.
The purpose of their financial education program is to equip area
youth at an early age with the skills necessary to make informed
financial decisions. As you’ll hear in the podcast, they not only set up
new youth accounts and exceeded their goal for deposits, but the amount
the children saved was over 200% more than their target goal!
In addition to the Biz Kid$ Piggy Bank Hunt, we also talk a little
about their innovative in-school branches, from elementary to high
"[The kids] were really excited. They wanted to come and save. I've had parents tell me my kid would wake me up early on Monday morning because they wanted to be the first one to get the clue for the week. They would be at the door waiting at 8:30 in the morning to get into the credit union." - Andy Eisnaugle
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