The Rogue Rangers Kids Club: Financial Education for Kids!
April is National Credit Union Youth Month and Rogue is thrilled to be able to share just a few of the ways we are engaged with the next generation of members and community right here in Southern Oregon!
As our President/CEO shared in his December 2017 blog, Rogue launched its very own youth financial education program at the end of last year, the Rogue Rangers Kids Club. This program unites our passion for financial education with relatable and fun characters who instill important lessons about wise spending, saving for important goals and giving generously. Some ways in which we foster these learning opportunities and interactions within our youth membership include in branch activities, incentives for deposit participation, birthday treats and more!
One new and exciting opportunity within our Kids Club that we want to share with you is the Rogue Ranger Badge Program! Rogue Ranger members can get a badge book at any of our branch locations to begin. There are three challenges within the badge book; a smart saver challenge where the kids log 10 deposits and track their savings, a wise spender activity that challenges members to practice wise spending habits, and the generous giver opportunity that promotes community involvement!
For the completion of each challenge, members receive a sticker to place in their book and when they complete all three challenges they receive $5 into their high-yield Ownership account, plus their very own Rogue Rangers badge. It is Rogue’s hope to provide exceptional experiences and educational opportunities for its members to participate in. The Rogue Rangers Badge Program is a great way for our youth members to become further involved and invested in building their financial futures!
Another notable cause that demonstrates Rogue’s commitment to youth is its unwavering annual support of our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. Credit Unions nationwide come together under ‘Credit Unions for Kids’ or ‘CU4Kids’ to support our industry’s charity of choice, CMN hospitals. Through member, employee and Rogue Credit Union Foundation donations, Rogue donated $64,000 to local CMN hospitals in 2017. 100% of these funds benefit the children through medical care and financial support, as well as providing the training and education needed to make sure our local CMN hospitals can provide the research and care necessary for these young patients.
Rogue’s 2018 CU4Kids Change a Child’s Life coin drive is currently running from April 2nd – April 21st. You can stop by any branch or call us to make a donation toward this fantastic cause impacting countless young lives. Thank YOU for your partnership in making these efforts such a success year after year!
Financial education, investment and support of local youth is something Rogue is very passionate about. If you have any questions or want to further discuss the opportunities available with the Rogue Rangers Kids Club or the Change a Child’s Life coin drive, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 800.856.7328.