Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their wild 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. Superior Choice Credit Union can help you on both counts.
This April, we’re celebrating Youth Month, and the theme is “The Future is Yours: Picture it. Save for it. Share it.” We’re encouraging all members, particularly our youngest, to write down their dreams, create vision boards, and encourage each other. These activities will help lay the groundwork for their future success.
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. We hope this year’s Youth Month theme will give our younger members the encouragement they need to start this habit.
Join us in celebrating Youth Month 2019!
- Youth Savings Account Special: Open a new Youth Savings Account during the month of April and we’ll cover the initial $5.00 membership savings deposit.
- Coloring contest for kids. Official coloring sheet available at AAGCU branches, or click here to print. Full contest rules here.
- High school seniors are invited to apply for one of AGGCU scholarships. Click here for details and online application. Applications are due April 15, 2019.
- Stay tuned to the AAGCU blog for tips on teaching healthy financial habits to your kids and teens.