Gather Federal Credit Union partnered with Kaua'i High School and opened a Student Credit Union on September 14, 2016. The Raider Credit Union is the second student run credit union powered by Gather FCU. 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. Currently, the student branch is not operating due to COVID, but we hope to get it started once things open up in the school.
By participating in this educational program, students 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 Raider Credit Union in order to encourage students to develop good financial habits. Junior Achievement Kauai will soon be involved at Kauai High School to support relevant curriculum to complement the real world experience of a student credit union.
Not only will this program educate participating student members, but it also serves as a live learning experience for students at Kauai High School. RCU is located in room A-104 at Kauai High School and will be open every Wednesday from 11am-noon. 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 RCU during open hours at Kauai 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.
The mission statement of RCU read:
"Creating a financially educated generation with Aloha."
- Learn more about Youth Membership
Gather FCU School Programs:
- Kapaa High School: Warrior Credit Union Student Branch
- Kapaa Elementary School: Bank Bus Program
- Kilauea Elementary School: Bank Bus Program
- Kanuikapono Public Charter School: Bank Bus Program
- 'Ele'ele Elementary School: Kid Saver Program (aka Bank Bus Program)
- Kekaha Elementary School: Bank Bus Program
To learn more, visit our Financial Literacy page