continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As National Credit Union Youth Month winds down, the tally goes up of members and communities that learned about–and celebrated–the power of saving.This year’s theme is “Give a Hoot About Saving,” which included a number of owl-focused images to promote #CUYouthMonth on Twitter.Mississippi credit unions offered free admission to the first 2,500 people who arrived for the third annual CU at the Zoo event at the Jackson Zoo. Other credit unions challenged young members to add to their savings accounts through contests. For more Credit Union Youth Month activities, see the Storify below.Money Smart Week, which runs April 22-29, is another program promoting financial education. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago created the campaign that fosters collaboration among businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and media.Credit unions have scheduled classes on budgeting, retirement planning, identity theft protection, student loans, credit management and even how to save money by clipping coupons. Others are providing free books such as “A Dollar for a Penny” and “Little Critter: Just Saving My Money” to children.