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Kids 13–17

Saving for the Future

Learn about saving and money management

Chances are your child has, or is hoping for, a part-time job to afford to do the things they want with their friends. They may also be saving for a bigger purchase, like a car or college. They’re learning the real value of a dollar and some good spending and saving habits. If they don’t have a First Source account and their hard earned cash is sitting in a drawer or in a wallet, they’re losing out on extras. When they deposit into a First Source Claim Your Youth account, they earn dividends and prizes.

Three teens learn the value of saving and earning money with a car washing business.

CU Succeed/Claim Your Youth

Our CU Succeed/Claim Your Youth Program is geared toward our teenage Members. As they move into a job, earn money, learn to drive, plan for college, and begin preparing for adulthood, they need new financial skills and lessons. While saving can earn them Kirby Bucks (which they can redeem for prizes), they can also start managing their money by learning about loans, credit, interest, and dividends. 

Teens also have options that include opening a youth checking account, acquiring their first credit card, and applying for an auto loan, actions for which they need a co-signer (parent or guardian).

Savings Means Rewards

For every $5 they deposit, they earn 1 Kirby Buck (direct deposits are not included). Kirby Bucks can be saved and redeemed for prizes. Limit 5 Kirby Bucks given out per person/per account/per day. Limit of 1 prize redeemed per person/per account/per day. Current savings prize details are listed below.

Savvy Saver Savings Account

  • $5 minimum balance

  • Earn dividends

  • Free Velcro or mobile wallet at account opening

My Terms Share Certificate

  • Low $500 minimum balance

  • Terms from 6 to 24 months

  • Fixed rates

Money Manager Checking Account (Joint with Parent or Legal Guardian)

  • No minimum balance requirements

  • No monthly service fees

  • Unlimited check and debit card usage

  • Discounts on check orders

  • Online and mobile banking

My Own Loans

  • Visa Platinum Credit Card (Must be 16 years old. Must have an adult co-borrower)

  • Lines available from $500

  • Auto Loan (Must be 16 years old. Must have an adult co-borrower)

Current Savings Prizes
Water Bottle (3) Kirby Bucks
1 Utica Zoo Day Pass (4) Kirby Bucks
$5 Treehouse Reading & Art Center Gift Certificate (4) Kirby Bucks
$5 Sweet Frog Gift Card (5) Kirby Bucks
$5 Nicky Doodles Gift Card (5) Kirby Bucks
$5 Vinny's Pizza (Herkimer) Gift Card (5) Kirby Bucks
$5 Bonomo’s Gift Card Plus 1 Free Small Cone Coupon (7) Kirby Bucks
$5 Marquee Cinemas Gift Card (7) Kirby Bucks
Plush Kirby Kangaroo (8) Kirby Bucks
2 Games/Shoes King Pin Lanes (10) Kirby Bucks

We have two great options to help kids with interactive savings games:

They can explore Banzai Teen, with fun ways to learn about saving, borrowing, and spending. All they need is a valid email address to get started.

They can also learn about saving and managing money with online learning tools, interactive games, and blogs by other teens on the Claim Your Youth website.

We’re here to support your efforts to help your teen Save Smarter and Live Smarter. Get started with a youth savings account below or call 315-735-8571 to discuss any questions you may have.

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Want your savings to work harder?

Check today’s share certificate rates effective March 4, 2021

Term Dividend Rate APY*
6 Months
$500.00 minimum balance to earn dividends
0.35% 0.35%
12 Months
$500.00 minimum balance to earn dividends
0.70% 0.70%
24 Months
$500.00 minimum balance to earn dividends
0.75% 0.75%

Share rates and yields are subject to change without notice. Early withdrawal penalties may apply. Fees may reduce earnings.
*APY – Annual percentage yield