Credit union staff and youth nationwide chose “Be a Credit Union Super SaverTM” as the 2012 theme for National Credit Union Youth WeekTM, which will be celebrated April 22-28, 2012. The “Super Saver” theme draws upon the powers of superheroes that also apply to saving at a credit union, such as plotting a savings plan and acting it out, protecting and monitoring money and drawing upon resources at the credit union in order to be strong savers and smart spenders.
The theme ranked first in a nationwide poll of credit union staff, and youth backed it by placing it among their favorite themes, as well. The superhero theme was suggested by both Jennifer Moser, member service representative at Union Pacific of Arkansas FCU (North Little Rock, Ark.), and Kelsey Balcaitis, community education specialist at A+ FCU (Austin, Texas).
In keeping with the Super Saver theme, the 2012 Youth Week poster employs comic book-inspired design and bright primary colors. The poster and related artwork will be available online in January 2012. For updates on Youth Week, credit union staff may sign up for a free e-newsletter.