Youth Services

SASSY introduces the Centsables! SASSY is excited to introduce a new resource for parents and kids, combining education and entertainment along with an interactive website, an animated television series, comic books and activity pages!

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The Centsables


The Centsables are six credit union employees by day and superheroes by choice. When the kids of Centsinnati are threatened by villains like Creditor and Liquidator, the Centsables leap into action, fighting evil-does with abilities that include super-speed and power over water and wind.


Check out the Centsables site, which has all 12 animated episodes, packed full of fun cartoon action and stories that explain many concepts of money, basic economics and investing without being too technical to understand.


Centsables also offers an app game for Android and Apple tablets, which you can find linked on the SASSY site. SASSY will soon be offering Centsables comic books for sale, as well as a prize you can earn by being a SASSY member!


Spirit of Alaska Society of Smart Youth (SASSY)

SASSY is a financial literacy program for young people from kindergarten to high school. We want to provide resources to help youth succeed in the world of money. Anyone (even adults!) can play our free, online financial education games!


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SASSY is also an awards and achievement program for those who open up a savings account at Spirit of Alaska FCU.


Members of Spirit of Alaska FCU who are 17 or younger, are already enrolled in SASSY.


Youth! Learn how to manage your money with SASSY

Just because you're young doesn't mean you don't have money. The sooner you start learning the ins and outs of money management and financial responsibility, the easier life will be. Properly managed, money is a cornerstone in the foundation of happiness and well-being. SASSY helps you gain the skills, attitudes and behaviors for successfully managing money when it comes to balancing spending, saving, investing and sharing.


What exactly is SASSY's Awards Program?

Complete SASSY achievements, and earn real rewards! There's great stuff, like yo-yo's, water bottles, journals and duffle bags. We also plan fun events and send out emails about great money management opportunities.


1. To enroll in SASSY, open up a savings account at Spirit of Alaska FCU! You can apply online through our secure process, or come into any branch.


2. After you are a member, download a checklist of achievements (see below), visit the SASSY portal, and get started.


Spirit of Alaska FCU reserves the right to modify and change SASSY program terms and awards without notice.


Award and Achievement Checklists

SASSY serves our credit union youth with 3 distinctive stages of development:


Discoverers (K-3rd grade)


Explorers (4th-7th grade)


Soarers (8th-12th grade)


Achievements in the checklists can be completed at any time. No need to go in order, except for those games that are linear by design, such as MoneyIsland and Money Mission.




Parents! SASSY can help you teach financial management, AND make it fun.

The SASSY portal includes links to fun activities and helpful websites. We want to see young members learning financial management skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Research confirms that youth who learn to manage and balance life with money through responsible saving, spending, and sharing are more likely to be successful in many areas of education and life. Enrolling in SASSY's incentive reward program provides youth with motivation and tools for the process.


If you have any feedback for SASSY, please send an email to our coordinator, Sarah Geer at sarah.geer@spiritofak.com.


Spirit of Alaska FCU reserves the right to modify and change SASSY program terms and awards without notice.


Teacher and School Partnerships

Spirit of Alaska FCU started out as a school credit union, and those roots are important to us. All of the games and resources in SASSY are perfect for classroom and homeschool use. Spirit of Alaska FCU is committed to the concept of business and schools working together.


For teachers and schools interested in using the SASSY financial education games, we can provide:

  • Teacher's guides, incorporating lesson plans and quizzes which conform to JumpStart guidelines.
  • Prizes for kids who complete a game or lesson plan course
  • A visit from a Spirit of Alaska representative to the classroom

Spirit of Alaska is pleased to participate in school business partnerships with the following schools:

  • Hunter Elementary School
  • Lathrop High School
  • West Valley High School
  • Randy Smith Elementary School

Our School Business Partnerships encourage cooperative relationships that mutually benefit our partner schools and the credit union membership. Please contact Sarah at 907-459-5977 for more information or to schedule a visit to a class.


Upcoming Events



Summer Movie Express

Spirit of Alaska is a proud sponsor of Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas in Fairbanks. Admission is only $1, and movies are at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting May 31st.


See Summer Movie Express Schedule





SASSY Scholarship


Headed to college? Our $500 SASSY scholarship is available to help with those costs!


Online Scholarship Application


OR


Download SASSY Scholarship Application


Scholarship Requirements:

  • Copy of Graduation Certificate or comparable certificate
  • Complete Money Mission achievements
  • Attend multiple educational events
  • Be an active Spirit of Alaska FCU member with a Youth Pocket Cache, miMoney or Choice Checking Account.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility in a written essay of why money is important now and into the future.

Scholarship submission date is the August 31st after graduation.


Spirit of Alaska FCU reserves the right to modify and change SASSY program terms and awards without notice.


Online Safety

SoAFCU Child Online Protection Act Disclosure


Spirit of Alaska FCU provides safe places for your children to learn and grow online. The Internet is a powerful tool, so we take online safety seriously.


Safekids.com is a good place to find online safety contracts to share with your kids, as well as great articles.


KidzSearch.com is a safe search engine for your children to use.


Paying For Your College Education

C-Note Article: Lower your college costs

C-Note: College Savings Calculator


Smart Option Student Loans

Looking for some help getting through school? Sallie Mae is partnering with credit unions to offer student loans to Spirit of Alaska FCU members. Find out more.


FAFSA

Student financial aid can help you reach your goals! Fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov regardless of your family's income.




PiggyBot can help you save smart!

The only parent-designed, kid-tested allowance app that helps kids spend, share, and save smart. PiggyBot is a fun, easy way to track allowance spending and saving. No missed allowance, no forgetting IOUs, just money smarts turned fun!

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