Membership is locally grown.

Open A Youth Account

Youth & teen solutions

Meet your family’s local financial partner for life.

Whether you’ve lived in the Twin Cities for a season or your whole life, Minnesota culture is part of who you are. As Minnesota’s first credit union, we’re locally grown, too. Firefly is dedicated to guiding our members forward at any life stage, just as we have for more than 90 years, and we are pleased to introduce a program dedicated to youth financial education.

Accounts for All Ages

Accounts for All Ages

From first dollars saved to
first dollars earned, we have
the accounts to fit growing
financial needs
Parent-Approved Features

Parent-Approved Features

Set up text alerts and card
control to help your child
learn how to manage money
with your guidance
Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Firefly membership connects
students to more than $16,000
in academic scholarship
opportunities each school year
Youth Month

Youth Month

Join us each April for National
Credit Union Youth Month
for account opening bonuses
for members age 17 & under

Locally Grown Logo

Locally Grown

Join us as we launch Locally GrownSM, our new Youth & Teen program. More details coming soon.

Open A Youth Account

 

 

Ages 0-12 Age 13+ Parent/Guardian Legal Owner
Share Savings      
Certificates      
Christmas Savings      
Money Market      
Preferred Savings      
Relationship Rewards      
WINcentive® Savings      
Youth and teen members are welcome to open any of the above Firefly savings options. 

Available exclusively to credit union members, WINcentive® Savings (offered through the Minnesota Credit Union network) celebrates saving by offering monthly, quarterly, and annual prize drawing entries for every $25 you save (up to 4 entries per month)*. For this reason, we'll need a parent or guardian over age 18 to be a co-applicant on any WINcentive account with a minor.
 

*Account holders may win more than one prize category (monthly, quarterly, or annual) within the same year.

 

                                          

Ages 0-12 Age 13+ Parent/Guardian Legal Owner
First-Step Checking       
Members age 13-17 are eligible to open a First-Step Checking account with a parent as a legal owner on the account as part of our First-Step package - made to help teens as they begin to navigate the world of personal finance. It includes:
 
  • Share Savings account (required for membership)
  • First-Step Checking account (for higher dividends, ask about our AmplifiedSM Checking account option)
  • Free first pad of 50 checks
  • ATM Card or Firefly Visa® Rewards Debit Card
  • $200 ReadyCash credit limit upon approval (ages 13-17*)
  • $200 Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card limit upon approval (ages 13-17*)

*Based on parent or legal guardian.

 

 

Age 16+ With A Co-Signer
Platinum Rewards Credit Card  
Auto Loan  
Our First-Step Package includes a $200 Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card limit, upon approval (ages 13-17*). 
 

*Based on parent or legal guardian.

 

 

For Families
Student Loans  
Please contact us or ask in-branch about additional education financing options.
 
 

Products & Services Available to Youth & Teen Members 

  Ages 0-12 Ages 13-15 Ages 16+
ATM Card or Visa® Rewards Debit Card      
Digital Banking      
Direct Deposit      
eStatements      
Mobile Deposit1      
Money Management (within Digital Banking)      
ScoreCard Rewards2      
SecurLOCKTM Equip Card Control App 2      
Shared Branch Access      
Text Banking      

When paired with Firefly's free digital services, your child's account gives parents the tools they need to help their child learn to manage money with their guidance:
 
  • Get text alerts when account balances drop below an amount that you specify
  • Keep track of transactions with our Digital Banking app
  • Download the SecurLOCK Equip app from your favorite app store for card control on your Visa Rewards Debit or Credit Card:\​
    • Set parameters on card use including location, merchant type, or transaction types
    • Set spend limits per transaction
1 $200 daily limit and $500 monthly limit for ages 12-14. $500 daily limit and $1,500 monthly limit for ages 15-17. Must have digital banking app. 
2 Must have a Firefly Visa Rewards Credit or Debit Card to use ScoreCard Rewards and/or SecurLOCK Equip.

Digital Learning via EverFi: 

Our free, interactive learning modules are made to help you better understand financial concepts:
Firefly Credit Union celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month each April. Please check back in early 2019 for details on  offers.
There are currently no upcoming youth or teen events scheduled. Please check back at a later date.

Find youth & teen solutions from a Minnesota credit union.

It's time for your youth or teen to learn more about personal finances. We offer various savings, checking, and loan accounts to cater to the various ages and financial steps as they grow.