National Credit Union Youth Month

Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their fertile imaginations, are particularly good at dreaming. But to make dreams come true, you need to have clear goals and, very likely, save some money to make them happen.

Putting your dreams and goals down on paper where you can see them every day actually helps you achieve them! Studies were conducted at Dominican University on the science of goal setting. The results revealed that writing down your goals on a regular basis makes you 42% more likely to achieve them than if you don’t record them. They determined that using your imagination (right/creative brain) and writing those plans down (left/logical brain) engages your whole brain, including your subconscious. This makes it easier for you to find and seize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, as well as keep you motivated.

Young members who begin a habit of envisioning and recording their goals are more likely to achieve future goals as adults. This year’s Youth Month theme will give our members the encouragement they need to start this habit

To help our Young Members reach their financial goals, we have established contests for those between the ages of three and twenty-five:

  • Coloring Contest (Ages 3-13): Earn a $25 check to deposit into their Savings Account.

  • Youth Essay Contest (Ages 7-14): Earn a $250 check to deposit into their Savings Account.

  • Gen-You Essay Contest (Ages 15-18): Earn a $1,000 check to deposit into their Savings Account.

  • College Essay Contest (Ages 18-25): Earn a $1,500 check to deposit into their Savings Account.

Contest Dates: April 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019.

 
 
 

Official Rules

Coloring Contest (Ages 3-13) this coloring contest is for children ages between 3-13. The winner will be chosen by a branch manager, a representative from the marketing department, and a senior officer of the credit union. The winner will be awarded a check that needs to be deposited into their DCFCU Account. . All entries and completed forms must be submitted by April 30, 2019 by the time of branch closing. When the parent signs the entry form, they agree to have their child’s artwork displayed at a branch location, social media site, and credit union website/publications. Coloring pages will not be returned. Parent/legal guardian reserve the right to not allow their child to be photographed and must submit that request in writing. To accept the check, student must visit the Main Branch. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. If you should have any questions, please call 305-471-5080.

Youth Essay Contest (Ages 7-14) Contest is open to students between the ages of 7-14. Student must have a DCFCU Account. Submissions must be accompanied by the Student Entry Form, and postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.All entries must include a Title Page containing, Student’s name, address, telephone number and last four digits of account number. One entry per student. No group entries will be accepted. Student essay must represent student’s original research, thinking and writing. Typed essay must be 300-500 words. Entries will not be returned to student.. Student Entry Form must be signed by the parent or guardian and contain the Student Essay Composition. All essays will be judged by the Marketing Department, Public Relations Company, and Senior Officer of Dade County Federal Credit Union. There will be (1) one winner between the ages of 7-10 and (1) one winner between the ages of 11-14. They will each be awarded a $250 Check to be deposited into their account. To accept the check, student must visit the Main Branch. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. If you should have any questions, please call 305-471-5080.

Gen-You Essay Contest (Ages 15-18) Contest is open to students between the ages of 15-18. Student must be in High School. Student must have a DCFCU Account. Submissions must be accompanied by the Student Entry Form, and postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. All entries must include a Title Page including Student’s name, address, telephone number and last four digits of account number. Proof of community service hours is required. One entry per student. No group entries will be accepted. Student essay must represent student’s original research, thinking and writing. Typed essay must be 800-1,000 words double spaced, single-sided, in 12-point type with 1-inch margins. Entries will not be returned to student. Student Entry Form must be signed by the parent or guardian and contain the Student Essay Composition. All essays will be judged by the Marketing Department, Public Relations Company, and Senior Officer of Dade County Federal Credit Union. Three (3) winners will be selected to win a $1,000 Check to deposit into their account. To accept the check, student must visit the Main Branch. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. If you should have any questions, please call 305-471-5080.

College Essay Contest (Ages 18-25) Contest is open to students between the ages of 18-25. Student must be enrolled in an accredited college. Student must have a DCFCU Account. Submissions must be accompanied by the Student Entry Form, and postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. All entries must include a title page including Students name, address, telephone number and the last four digits of their account number. One entry per student, no group entries will be accepted. Student essay must represent student’s original research, thinking and writing. Typed essay must be 1,000-1,500 words double spaced, single-sided, in 12-point type with 1-inch margins. Entries will not be returned to student. All essays will be judged by the Marketing Department, Public Relations Company, and Senior Officer of Dade County Federal Credit Union. One winner will be selected to win a $1,500 Check to deposit into their account. To accept the check, student must visit the Main Branch. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. If you should have any questions, please call 305-471-5080.