Youth Accounts and Financial Literacy Programs
Open a primary Share Savings or custodial account with just $5. Ages 15 and under earn dividends on any balance. SLFCU can also help you teach kids & teens about money.
What Do I Need to Open a Youth Account?
- The child’s name, social security number, date of birth, and address. (You may need to bring the child's social security card and/or birth certificate for verification.)
- A photo ID for children 16 and older
- For children under the age of 16, a photo ID is required for the parent or guardian
- If a joint owner is established: name, social security number, date of birth, and address for the joint owner is required. (Verification may be required.)
- Checking accounts for members age 15 and under require an adult joint owner
- Ages16 and over may open a checking account without a joint owner, however the account must have a joint owner age 18 or older to receive a debit card
- Open a Share Certificate with $1,000
- Build credit with a Share Certificate CreditLine
- Learn more about building credit for young adults
SLFCU Savings Laboratory for 12 and Under
- Kids can earn stickers for making deposits of $5 or more into their primary SLFCU account. Stickers can be redeemed for exciting prizes.
Teaching Kids & Teens About Money
Teaching kids and teens about money can be easy with help from SLFCU. From youth accounts to free education for teens, we’ve provided recommendations to help teach money management at any age.
SLFCU also offers seminars focused on financial literacy for both teens and parents. Visit the events page to learn more and register for seminars like Financial Basics for Teens, Basic Budgeting, and Planning for College.