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Menehune Credit Union:
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Waimea High School in launching the Menehune Credit Union student branch which opened in February 2017. The Menehune Credit Union is the third student run credit union powered by Kauai Community Federal Credit Union. 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, 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 Menehune Credit Union in order to encourage students to develop good financial habits. Junior Achievement Kauai will soon be involved at Menehune Credit Union 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 Waimea High School. Menehune Credit Union is located in Room 1-125 at Waimea High School and will be open every Wednesday from 9:30-11 am. 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 KCFCU 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 KCFCU at (808) 245-6791, visit the Menehune Credit Union during open hours at Waimea High School or come into any KCFCU 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 Menehune Credit Union reads "Paving the financial path for the generations to come."
The KCFCU Scholarship Application is now closed for the 2016-2017 school year.
Please check back in January of 2018 to apply.
KCFCU School Programs:
Kapaa High School: Warrior Credit Union Student Branch
Kapaa Elementary School: Bank Bus Program
Kauai High School: Raider Credit Union Stendt Branch
Kilauea Elementary School: Bank Bus Program
Ele'ele Elementary School: Kid Saver Program (aka Bank Bus Program)
To learn more, visit kcfcu.org/bankbus