iQ is here every step of the way to help your child flourish on their financial journey. Whether it is with our online financial education resources, our seamless online banking - where you can track your child’s account and even make transfers and deposits – in person with our uniQue Adventure series of educational boxes and prizes, or on-campus with our branch programs in local high schools. Our goal is to walk with you, arm-in-arm on your child’s journey to financial adulthood. Explore all our unique youth account options today!

For all children age 0-17

Easy access through our mobile app and online banking

Celebrate key money saving milestones

Teens can learn to manage their own checking accounts

Our Adventure Box series help you explore money concepts with your child

View and manage your child’s account easily through online banking, including transfers and deposits

No check cashing or low balance fees

Youth Shares - Rates Effective as of February 3, 2021
Balance Dividend Rate *APY Title-Date More Info
$0+ 0.050% 0.05%

* Fees could reduce earnings on this account. Rate may change at any time after account is open. Youth accounts are for individuals aged 0-17. Click here for full account disclosures.

Discover a new financial adventure with iQ and our Young Explorers accounts!

Our new revamped Young Explorers account is an opportunity for your child to start their financial journey on the right path. As your child makes deposits, you can keep track using their Deposit Record Keeper. With more deposits comes more rewards, all built into the account to keep it fun, engaging, and well – rewarding!

Plus our Adventure series of educational boxes make it fun and easy to launch the financial adventure with your child – with practical teaching moments and real-life experiences, they’ll grow their money-savvy almost as fast as they grow out of their shoes. 

You can open an account for your child and get an Adventure Box at any iQ Credit Union branch.

Find your local branch today →

Help your teen level up with the Adventurer’s Account

The Adventurer’s Account provides the foundational building blocks for your teenager to navigate their financial future. After graduating from a Young Explorers account, the Adventurer’s Account is the perfect next step for your teen to level up and put everything they’ve learned so far into practice. Equip your teen with real-life financial management skills by adding a checking account and getting them set up with online banking access. We’ve got the educational resources to help you help keep them on track.

Your child’s financial journey starts with a single step. Let’s take it together.

Contact iQ to set up your youth account →

 

 

Financial Education

Resources

K-6

Online Courses

K-6

To start your child on the right path, dive into our online educational resources and start building a strong financial foundation today!

Middle/High School

Online Courses

Middle/High School

Increase your financial know-how with our online courses. These courses will help your child navigate the financial wilderness!

Campus Branches

Education Programs

Campus Branches

There are 7 iQ branches located on high school campuses in our community. Your teen can put knowledge into practice and take advantage of gaining uniQue, hands-on experience while gaining professional as well as service-oriented skills (upon completing our required course). All that, plus our on-campus branches are super-convenient!

Embark on a new financial adventure with your child when you explore our Youth Accounts

Teaching your kiddos, the basics of money management is one of the best life lessons you can give them. Whether you are showing them how to save their allowance with a piggy bank or helping them earn money for their first car, learning how to take charge of their money is an experience that parents need to share with their children. They are never too young to learn how to do more with their money.

iQ has financial literacy tools and education courses to help parents teach their children about money, including learning more about credit unions, banking services, saving strategies, and how to plan for the future.

Our financial literacy programs are specifically designed for you to share with your students from kindergarten through high school, teaching them the fundamentals of personal money management and giving them skills that will last a lifetime.

To learn more about our youth banking services, contact your local iQ Credit Union branch.

To get started, why not download our guide,  10 Money Management Strategies for 18-Year-Olds?

Youth Account FAQs

Eligibility for membership:

  • Any person who lives, works, or attends school in the State of Washington
  • Any person who lives or works in the following six Oregon counties: Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Multnomah, Washington or Yamhill
  • Any immediate family member of an existing iQ member. This includes:
    • Spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles; also including “half” and “step” siblings, parents, and grandparents; and
    • Domestic partner of a member
  • Members of the Pacific Foundation for Blind Children (PFBC) who live or work within the state of Oregon
  • Certified or Classified school employee within southwest Washington
  • Businesses (Sole Prop, LLC, Partnership, Corp) that are legal entities within the State of Washington
  • Businesses (Sole Prop, LLC, Partnership, Corp) located within the following six Oregon counties: Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Multnomah, Washington or Yamhill

Minimum deposit to open an account:

  • General Membership (18 and older)- $5.00
  • Minor Accounts (17 and younger)- $5.00
  • Non-Profit Organizational Accounts- $5.00
  • Business Accounts- $5.00

Other Requirements:

  • Government-issued ID with photo with current address: Driver’s license, State ID, U.S. Passport, U.S. Armed Forces ID card
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Current rental agreement, utility bill or mortgage statement for address verification

Identification for Children & Students (Ages 17 & under):

  • Primary ID for minor children is their parent or guardian
  • For High School students (age 17 & under)
    • State-issued Driver’s Intermediate License
    • State-issued Driver’s Instruction Permit
    • State-issued ID Card
    • Student ID Card– must be current school year 

Any new Young Explorers account will receive an Adventure box, these can be picked up at any branch location near you! For those who already have a youth account, use your new deposit tracker and once you reach 10 deposits redeem for your very own education box!

If you need a new record keeper or have filled up the previous one, come into your branch and pick up a new one anytime!

Our education boxes are curated to include engaging and educational games and toys to stimulate your child’s growth and confidence with money! These boxes will begin a lifelong financial journey for your youth!

Yes, you can add a checking account to your child’s account. Contact us at 360.695.3441.

Yes. The “guardian” must be at least 18 years of age to serve as “joint” on the account.

You do not need an account at iQ to open a youth account. You will, however, have to serve as “joint” on the youth account. We recommend opening an account with iQ though! Through our mobile and online banking platform you will be able to monitor and directly transfer your child’s account with ease!