We are pleased to announce our partnership with Waimea High School in launching the Menehune Credit Union student branch which opened in February, 2017. Personal finance education is a key element in establishing a sound and secure economy within our community and beyond. It is our goal to provide real life financial experiences and information to youth in order to nurture financially productive adults. By participating in this educational program, student will be introduced to beginning concepts regarding personal savings, identifying needs vs. wants, using a debit card, monitoring monthly and online statements, and financial goal setting. Age appropriate savings and checking programs will be offered through the Menehune Credit Union in order to encourage students to develop good financial habits.
Not only will this program educate participating student members, but it also serves as a live learning experience for students at Waimea High School. The Menehune Credit Union will be operating the student run branch every Wednesday when school is in session, from 9:30-11:30am in Room I-125. Students may make real money deposits, deposit checks and make withdrawals up to $20 at the school branch. For more advanced transactions, students will experience typical member services at Gather FCU branches and ATMs.
Students under 18 years old will be required to have their parents come into a branch or attend a parent night to open an account. For more information on account opening, please call Gather FCU at (808) 245-6791, visit the WCU during open hours at Kapaa High School, or come into any Gather FCU branch. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in monitoring, educating and assisting with their student's account and financial management.
- Learn more about Youth Membership
Scholarship information and application will be available in January 2020.