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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union to Award Cash to Youth for Reading This Summer

Credit Union’s Home Run Reading Challenge Encourages Literacy, Financial Education

Alexandria, Virginia – WEBWIRE

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union is encouraging youth to learn about personal finance and responsible money management this summer through its Home Run Reading Challenge.

 Youth members age 3 to 12 are rewarded with cash for reading designated books from a list of personal finance-related books -.  Parents can download a reading log from, have their child read books, complete the reading log and return it to CommonWealth One by August 31, 2018 to receive their cash reward.
Participating youth will be awarded $5 for each book they complete and will earn a $5 bonus (for a total of $25) if they “hit a home run” and read at least four books.
The reward money will be deposited into the reader’s youth account at CommonWealth One. More information and the reading list are available at
More than 100 students participated in the summer reading program in its first two years, and feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive.
Educating youth — and all members of CommonWealth One — is a core component of the credit union’s mission. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has honored CommonWealth One through the Desjardins Financial Education Awards program in the youth category.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being its members’ lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., and in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia, including at James Madison University.


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