Help KC Youth 'Catch Success' with Nicky Lopez, Kansas City Credit Union, and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City!

Learn more about this unique collaboration and how you can help!

Kansas City Credit Union, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Kansas City Royals infielder, Nicky Lopez have launched a unique partnership, Catch Success, to help KC youth with financial literacy. Through this partnership, KCCU teaches the basics of money management during weekly sessions with youth enrolled in the YMCA Launch Pad program at the Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center. In addition, all kids who successfully complete the program will receive a $25 Savings account at Kansas City Credit Union!

You can help by becoming a member of the Kansas City Credit Union!

For each YMCA member that opens a new checking or savings account and becomes a KCCU member, $50 will be donated to the Linwood Y! The total goal of $50,000 will be reached once the credit union enrolls 1,000 new members. So far, Nicky Lopez and KCCU have donated $20,000 towards that goal.

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First and Last

Catch Success is the financial literacy portion of the YMCA’s 12-week Launch Pad program, in which students in 6th – 12th grade spend their summer in an environment of academic support, enrichment and recreational activities. As part of 5-day-a-week activities, KCCU staff members visit the Linwood Y weekly and interactively teach the kids about managing money. Through the program kids will learn how to budget their money for both short- and long-term purchases, how interest is accrued by saving over time, how to plan for future financial success and much more. Nicky Lopez is joining the weekly program several times, working with the kids to help them get excited about financial success – and he might even bring along a friend or two to share more than just how to hit financial goals out of the park! Read more about the program here.

“I am excited to be working on this program with KCCU and the Linwood Y,” said Lopez. “Financial Literacy isn’t an accident. If no one teaches you how to open a savings account or how to balance a checkbook, the odds of having success with money and staying out of debt are long. Even as pro ballplayers, many of us have a huge learning curve on how to manage our money for the long term. There aren’t many pro ballplayers that play the game forever – choices we make now have an effect on future opportunities. And baseball is a game of numbers – like batting averages and slash lines – so we’re just applying some of those examples to make Catch Success more interesting to kids at the YMCA.”

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