This month, we are encouraging all our 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 are here to help you get started.

 

Win a $500 Scholarship For Your Child’s Future

This youth month we are giving away $1,000 in scholarships to our young members who show an initiative to reach their dreams. Two contests, both worth $500. Here is how you can enter:

  • Picture it! – Post a photo or video of your child on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), and include 200 words or more on what you picture their future to look like, and how you are saving to make their dreams a reality. You must tag Gulf Coast Educators FCU (@GCEFCU) and include the hashtag #CUYouthMonth. Every post is an entry for a chance to win a $500 scholarship for your child. Child must be a GCEFCU member. By tagging GCEFCU in the picture, you are granting the credit union permission to share your picture and story.
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  • Save for it! – Every deposit of $25 into a youth account (Sandy Saver, College Saver, or Student Checking) during the month of April is an entry for a chance to win a $500 scholarship for your child. If you deposit $100, that is four entries. If you deposit $500, that is twenty entries!

 

The $500 scholarships will be awarded in the form of a College Saver CD. If the child does not currently have a GCEFCU College Saver CD, one will be opened for them with the $500 deposit.

Disclosure: Both youth month contests are valid from April 1 – 30, 2019. Child must be 17 years old or younger and a GCEFCU member to participate. Photos and videos posted must be made public so that the credit union can view them. By tagging GCEFCU in your photo or video, you are granting the credit union permission to share your picture and story. The $500 scholarships will be awarded in the form of a College Saver CD. If the child does not currently have a GCEFCU College Saver CD, one will be opened for them with the $500 deposit.