Grassroots Project: Un-banking For Teens

Teens have the difficult task of going from saving their pennies to buying a car and building credit in a few short years. NWGACU wants to help make this a smooth transition. The Grassroots Project is a way for teens (ages 13-19) to learn how to make smart decisions about money.

With the Grassroots Savings account we want to help you SAVE! After you make 10 deposits of $20 or more into your Grassroots Savings account we’ll add $10! Be sure to bring your Social Security card with you when you open your account.*

When you are ready for a Grassroots Checking account (ages15+), our TOTALLY FREE checking account is the way to go. The Grassroots debit card can be used at ATMs anywhere VISA® is accepted, and it’s free at all CO-OP ATMs.   

• No minimum balance required
• Free Online Banking and eStatements
• Free debit card
• One-time forgiveness for NSF
Free transaction registers are available at both NWGACU locations all the time. Feel free to sit down with a Financial Services Officer any time to learn how to manage your account well. To open this account you’ll need a license or ID with a current address. 


Save your money, stop by either location to open your Grassroots Savings or Checking account, read our financial literacy resources, and start un-banking! 

*10 separate deposits of $20 or more required. The $10 bonus will be deposited into the Grassroots Account. Bonus $10 will be given three times per Grassroots account per year. Must have punch card to receive bonus. Transfers and/or direct deposits into the Grassroots account will not count toward the bonus. Annual Percentage Yield on Grassroots savings accounts is .015% APY as of Sept. 25, 2014. Rate may change after account is opened. This offer applies to each Grassroots account when you meet the qualifying deposit requirements. The minimum to earn the APY and open the account is $25. Fees may reduce earnings. Federally insured by NCUA.