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School Programs

WCCU feels strongly that educating young people today will create better informed adults for tomorrow. We are committed to Financial Education and proudly sponsor school programs that teach our youth lifelong financial literacy skills that will better prepare them for their future.

All programs sponsored solely by WCCU. For more information, contact Kim Gates, WCCU Financial Education Officer at (401) 596-7000 ext. 2124 or at kgates@westerlyccu.com.

Please remember, Westerly Community Credit Union does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13 per the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Save for America

Elementary School “Bank at School” Savings program for grades K-5

Save For America School Banking program is endorsed by the White House Offices of Policy Development and Consumer Affairs, and the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Education. School bank days are coordinated by WCCU and run by parent volunteers who enjoy watching the children learn how to count, add and save their money. The program is a great opportunity for students to use their math skills in a real life setting while obtaining valuable financial education skills. 

The Save For America School Savings program is currently offered at the following schools in the listed grade levels: (Click on your school below to view upcoming bank days.)

Westerly Area Schools

  • Dunn's Corner (Grades K-4)
  • Springbrook (Grades K-4)
  • State Street (Grades K-4)

Chariho Area Schools

  • Ashaway (Grades K-4)
  • Hope Valley (Grades K-4)
  • Richmond (Grades K-4)

South Kingstown Area Schools

  • Narragansett (Grades 2-4)
  • Monsignor Clarke (Grades K-5)
  • Wakefield (Grades K-4)

Visit any of our WCCU branches in the fall to open your child's School Savings account - date to be determined. (No money is needed to open this account. WCCU deposits the first $1.00 into the account.)

Please bring to your branch:

  • Your child's social security number 
  • Your social security number
  • Valid form of identification

After the account has been opened, please allow 3-5 business days for us to register your child for bank day.

Returning students: If your child already participates in the program, they are all set to attend bank day.

SFA Website

For more information, contact Kim Gates, WCCU Financial Education Officer at (401) 596-7000 ext. 2124 or at kgates@westerlyccu.com - please note email is not secure.

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