SYRACUSE, N.Y.-Given the number of youth-oriented programs $20 million Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union offers, it was only natural that its latest initiative would involve high schools.

When the CDFI credit union entered the NerdWallet Gen Y Credit Union Contest it proposed a savings competition that uses "positive peer pressure," according to Meagan Weatherby, program sustainability and outreach coordinator. She said the contest will take place at three high schools at which the CU-which refers to itself as Cooperative Federal-has branches.

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