Pillars of Being Premier
Improving the financial literacy of our youth and educating younger generations on how to prepare for financial independence is a staple of the Premier Members experience.
Premier Youth offers financial literacy programs in area high schools, youth products, scholarships, and support to organizations providing services to students.
Premier Youth is one of the credit union’s six pillars. In fact, the credit union is committed to teaching kids at the right time and in the right way to master the art of money.
Learning about money isn’t optional - but it’s often very unapproachable
It’s never too soon to learn about money. But our financial system with its W-4s, FAFSAs and other oddly named documents and complicated terminology is so unapproachable that teens (and all humans for that matter) often don’t want to talk about it or think about it.
Unfortunately, learning about money isn’t optional – it’s a matter of learning the hard way or the easy way, and way too many of us learn the hard way.
But it doesn’t have to be that way...
We’re here to equip students of the next generation with the knowledge and resources they need. We’ll help detangle the jargon and take a look behind the curtain at things like student loans, overdraft fees and all the other numbery things.
We’re here to make learning about money approachable and maybe even…just a little bit…dare we say it…fun. Because having an understanding of all 360 degrees of your finances can be empowering.
Higher Education Scholarships
Premier Members provides scholarships to high school seniors each spring. In 2023, we will offer five $5,000 scholarships to students.
Apply between January 15 – March 15.
In addition to school districts, key relationships with education-based nonprofit organizations support the credit union’s investment in the community’s youth. Premier Members leverages its relationships with parent organizations and school clubs to reach additional families and students. The credit union welcomes partnerships with community-based nonprofits working on behalf of our youth. Current partnerships include Impact on Education, Parent Engagement Network (PEN), and Westminster Public Schools Foundation.
For more information on the youth products we offer, please visit our Youth Accounts page.
Supporting the next generations in Colorado
Our youth-based programming has been the backbone of our operations since the mid-1950s. The organizations, school districts, and after-school programs we partner with are foundational to the success of our communities. Check out the map below to see all the education-focused nonprofits we are currently working with.