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Our Mission

It is STAR’s mission to help instill financial literacy and responsibility among members of youth community centers by providing access to financial services and the opportunity to participate in the development and operation of the credit union.

STAR is the ONLY youth chartered credit union in the world

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Services

STAR Credit Union, like all credit unions, is a not-for-profit financial institution which is a member-owned cooperative.  One way we serve our members is to offer a savings account with a 5% rate, 5.11% annual percentage yield.  This high interest rate helps teach members the concept of compounding interest and helps them build wealth more quickly.

Savings

STAR Credit Union, like all credit unions, is a not-for-profit financial institution which is a member-owned cooperative. One way we serve our members is to offer a savings account with a 5% rate, 5.11% annual percentage yield. This high interest rate helps teach members the concept of compounding interest and helps them build wealth more quickly.
STAR offers programs across all ages to instill financial literacy in our members. Our focus is to train youth to become financial aware and savvy adults. Check out our programs page for more details about our past and current programs!

Financial Literacy

STAR offers programs across all ages to instill financial literacy in our members. Our focus is to train youth to become financial aware and savvy adults. Check out our programs page for more details about our past and current programs!
STAR Credit Union is located in a low to moderate income neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin.  This neighborhood provides limited financial options.  Many club members see their parents utilize payday lenders/check cashers.  STAR helps to teach kids an alternative to payday lending, while creating a positive, trusting relationship between youth and their financial institution.

Serving the Community

STAR Credit Union is located in a low to moderate income neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin. This neighborhood provides limited financial options. Many club members see their parents utilize payday lenders/check cashers. STAR helps to teach kids an alternative to payday lending, while creating a positive, trusting relationship between youth and their financial institution.
STAR Credit Union would like to thank its co-founder and dedicated supporter, Summit Credit Union, for their commitment to youth financial education.  To find out more about this financial institution, visit their website at: www.summitcreditunion.com .STAR would also like to thank the Boys

Our Sponsors

STAR Credit Union would like to thank its co-founder and dedicated supporter, Summit Credit Union, for their commitment to youth financial education. To find out more about this financial institution, visit their website at: www.summitcreditunion.com .STAR would also like to thank the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. They have been nothing but supportive of the program and without them STAR would not have found such a wonderful home at the club. To find out more about the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, please visit their website at www.bgcdc.org .

Our Team

STAR Credit Union has a team of qualified, enthusiastic youth members. Our team members work through our Marketing Committee or our Teller of the Day programs. Each prospective team members goes through an interview process, training, observations, and continuous meetings. These programs not only keep youth involved in credit union operations, but also teach them skills and provide job training.  

Our History

  • May 2005

    May 2005

    STAR Credit Union was founded in 2005 by two credit union CEO’s who were frustrated with constantly trying to undo bad habits. Instead of fixing mistakes, they thought, why not teach good habits to those most likely to fall into financial pitfalls? Summit Credit Union continues to support STAR and maintains its commitment to educating low-income youth.

  • May 2011

    Aug 2008

    New state of the art credit union at the Taft Street location!

  • Oct 2013

    Oct 2013

    When the STAR members were told about credit unions being included in the Finance Reform Bill, they sprung into action. STAR members are grateful that credit unions are able to provide programs like STAR to the community, reaching beyond basic services for their members and creating opportunities for those who did not know they existed before. As they understood the importance of the tax, their efforts increased. What started with handwritten letters and signs turned into a video campaign, Tweeting and Instagram.  In addition to encouraging members to display their concern through Twitter accounts, the Marketing Committee started a Vine account and Twitter for STAR where members could post their thoughts and pleas.

  • May 2014

    May 2014

    STAR member earns over $500 in her STAR account and decides to use some of the funds to open a CD at Summit Credit Union. Congratulations Kelsey!

  • May 2015

     

    STAR Celebrates 10 years!

  • Jan 2016

    Jan 2016

    New credit union space at the Boys and Girls Club Allied location

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