HarborLight Credit Union is dedicated to Preparing youth to be financially responsible. We offer a variety of engaging programs specifically for the youth in our community. These programs are designed to be fun, exciting, and educational while providing hands on experience. We take pride in helping our youth build a solid foundation for making wise financial decisions.

High School Student-Run Credit Union (SRCU)

HarborLight Credit is partnered with Montague & Whitehall High School to provide a SRCU on school premises. Students that are interested in working at the SRCU apply and interview to obtain a position. Student workers receive hands on training to serve our student members and faculty. Throughout the school year we provide incentive based activities that promotes financial education. The Wildcat SRCU and Viking SRCU are open once a week throughout the school year.

Elementary Student-Run Credit Union (SRCU)

HarborLight Credit Union opened 2 elementary student-run credit unions in the fall of 2016. One at Ealy Elementary in Whitehall called the Ealy CU, and one at R.R. Oehrli Elementary in Montague called the MCat Saves CU.  Interested fifth graders fill out applications & are interviewed to work at the SRCU every other Friday in various positions.  This deposit only program encourages healthy saving habits.

Youth Advisory Board

High School students volunteer monthly to serve on the Youth Advisory Board. They provide a youthful perspective to insure we are serving the needs of our young members. YAB’s promote and assist with youth workshops, National Credit Union Youth Month, marketing, school connections, and community service.

National Credit Union Youth Month

Credit Unions celebrate youth during the month of April. Yearly we dedicate a fun-filled week to celebrate the youth in our community!

This is a celebration you don’t want to miss:

  • Great prizes
  • Awesome giveaways
  • Fun Games
  • Earn rewards for Savings
  • Learn tips and tricks to help save even more money

Benefits:

  • Promotes making goals for saving money
  • Promotes financial education
  • Promotes good saving habits
  • Promotes making wise money decisions
  • Provides helpful financial information
Bailey DeBusk - Grane Prize TVC Winner holding a giftcard
Hannah Douglas - grand prize winner of the early bird savings club holding her prize

Scholarships

HarborLight Credit Union donates a total of $3,000.00 per year in scholarships to graduating seniors.

  • $500.00 is given to Montague High School to award a student who is planning to further their education in the area of business.
  • $500.00 is given to Whitehall High School to award a student who is planning to further their education in the area of business.
  • Four $500.00 scholarships are chosen at random during our Annual Meeting every spring. Applications are available at the Credit Union beginning in January.

Financial Literacy Presentations

HarborLight Credit Union offers free presentations to promote financial literacy within our schools & community! Presentation topics include but are not limited to:

Middle School & Elementary Students

  • M&M Budgeting
  • Savvy Savings
  • Needs & Wants
  • Check it Out (checking accounts)
  • Deanna’s Lucky Penny
  • Curious George Saves His Pennies
  • Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday
  • Berenstain Bears Trouble With Money
  • Berenstain Bears Dollars & Sense

Benefits:

  • FREE Fun Educational Games
  • Giveaways
  • Awesome Prizes
  • Snacks & Dinner provided
  • Decorations create a memorable experience

Adults & High School Students

  • Living in A World of Credit
  • To Budget or Not to Budget
  • Top 10 Ways to Help Protect Yourself from ID Theft & Scams
  • The Plastic Card Game
  • How Can I Pay for College?
  • I am Graduating….Now What?
  • Check it Out (checking accounts)
  • Rock Your Credit Score

Financial Workshop Topics:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • Checking Accounts
  • ID Theft
  • Buying a car

For more information

Contact Sheryl at 231-894-5608 Ext:240 or email her at shogle@harborlightcu.org