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Youth Villages Foster Youth Savings Program

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Youth Villages |The force for families | Oregon + First Tech federal credit union logos with aqua blue-green gradient background

Youth Villages Oregon and First Tech Federal Credit Union have teamed up to help you establish your financial independence. The collab seeks to educate and empower you so you can build positive financial habits and a solid foundation for the future.

White check mark with circular blue background. Who's in?

  • Youth Villages Foster Youth ages 13-17 and those over 18
  • Live in Oregon or Southwest Washington

White star logo with circular blue background. Why?

You’ve got dreams to chase and achievements to crush. Learning how to get the money stuff dialed in now will help you through whatever life brings next. Plus, you work hard for the money you have. Having your own accounts puts you in charge of what’s yours. Youth Villages and First Tech have people ready to help you every step of the way.

White question mark with circular blue background. How?

If you're 13-17:

1. Gather your gear:

  • A valid government-Issued ID (see the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more details)
  • If you don’t have a valid government-issued ID you can provide two forms of secondary ID and the Youth Villages flyer for this program. See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more details.

2. Schedule an appointment at a First Tech location.

3. Bring $5 for the Membership Savings account, $10 for a Start Up Checking account, $25 for a Start Up Savings account, and any other money you want to put in your account(s). Cash or checks are easiest.

If you’re 18 years or older:

  1. Grab your valid government-issued ID
  2. Join First Tech online or schedule an appointment at a First Tech location
  3. If joining online you’ll need to have a checking or savings account at another bank or credit union (so you can transfer money electronically) to establish a First Tech Membership Savings account with $5. If joining in a branch you can just bring $5 cash or check. For a Carefree Savings account the minimum opening balance is $25 and for a Carefree Checking account it’s $10.

Frequently asked questions.

Nope, these accounts are all yours.

No way, have at it. We regularly schedule live webinars, have financial calculators to crunch numbers on, and videos to watch. 

If you’re over 18, a valid government-issued ID is required in order to open accounts. If you’re 13-17 you may use alternative forms of identification along with the Youth Villages flyer for this program to open an account. Any two of the following will work:

  • Utility bill/Insurance statement/Paystub;
  • Social Security Card;
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Student Identification Card;
  • Employer Identification Card/Employment Authorization Card/Offer letter;
  • Credit or debit card.

Any of the following would be acceptable so long as it’s not expired:

  • State/Canadian Province Issued Driver’s License;
  • State Identification Card (with Photo);
  • Alien Identification Card (Green Card/Permanent Resident Card);
  • U.S. Passport (or a U.S. Passport Card);
  • Foreign Passport;
  • Military Identification Card;
  • Interim Driver’s License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), it must include your signature and photo;
  • U.S. Visa.

Credit Unions are a lot like banks but we’re not-for-profit and owned by our members. We typically offer lower fees and better rates than banks.  

Feel free to give us a ring at 855.855.8805 M-F from 6am-6pm Pacific Time. If you’re under 18 years old and wish to open an account, you will need to come into a First Tech location.

Membership is required at all credit unions across the country. The $5 in your Membership Savings account must stay there as long as you’re a member. It represents your ownership in the credit union. If you decide to close out all your accounts we’ll give back that $5.