April 9, 2015 – America’s Credit Union (ACU) has been providing local school children a way to learn, save and have a blast doing it. Since 2007, ACU has been working closely with community schools and the PTA to bring financial awareness to students through their school savings program, The Tree Fort Club.
The Tree Fort Club provides children with the opportunity to set up a savings account with ACU. Prizes for contributing to their savings account are given based on the level of savings they reach. ACU attends regularly scheduled “banking days.” This is when children can bring their deposits and any questions to the ACU representative present. Children receive monthly statements and can access their account information online.
ACU appreciates the participation of schools such as Chloe Clark Elementary in DuPont, where over 100 children currently participate in this program, saving over $50,000.
Since the inception of the Tree Fort Club, ACU has supported local schools through scholarships, donations, and sponsorship of PTA events.
Gary L. Yoho, Principal for Chloe Clark Elementary said, “we believe that teaching children about the importance of saving is wonderful. Even better, we believe in providing the real-life experience of banking that the Tree Fort Club affords them. It’s been a wonderful addition to our school.”
About America’s Credit Union (ACU)
Providing financial services to thousands of military personnel and their families for over 61 years. For more information about ACU visit www.youracu.org.