Join Pounce the Ocelot on an adventure of a lifetime!
Pounce has worked hard to create the most comprehensive youth account that meets your children where they are on their financial journey. He knows the key to a healthy mindset is getting kids excited about important financial topics. Join him as he teaches his best friend, Paws the Mountain Lion, how to save money and plan ahead so he doesn’t regret his decisions in the future. Together, these furry felines will provide solid financial education, activities designed to make banking fun, and perks that will make you wish you were a kid again. Take a look at just a few of the benefits you can expect when you enroll your child in the best youth account from SunWest Credit Union:
Earn 3.00% APY* on the first $1,000 deposited and kiss those fees goodbye. SunWest will also deposit $10 into your child’s account after we’ve handed them a goodie bag complete with their very own Pounce keychain. That’s youth accounts done right.
Pounce has created coloring sheets, word searches, mazes, and “Spot the Difference” activity sheets to help your child learn more about finances while also engaging their creative side.
Use our special Pounce sticker cards to keep track of deposits into your child’s account. After your 4th deposit of $5 or more, help your little one pick a prize from Pounce’s very own treasure chest!
Did we mention you can submit your child’s masterpiece for a chance to win Pounce-approved prizes? Pounce and Paws also work together to develop exciting contests throughout the year so there are many opportunities to win big!
Check out the Pounce Accounts blog to access exclusive activities and financial education tailored to your little one’s journey.
Your little baby is not so little anymore and it’s time to prepare them for the next stop on their financial journey. We know that your teenager has different financial requirements than a young learner, and we have just the thing to keep them on their toes. Once your child turns 13 years old, we automatically advance them to the next youth account level, also known as our Future Funders, on the first month following their 13th birthday. We know you’ll have your hands full with all the exciting changes that are ahead for your teen, so we are doing our part to make sure you have one less thing to worry about.
Pounce the Ocelot is here to help walk you through your very first experiences spending and saving money. His best friend, Paws the Mountain Lion, helps him navigate through their desert adventures along the way.
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
Prickly Pear Tea
Pounce loves to save his money to collect more and more stickers on his Pounce Accounts card. When he counts 4 stickers on his card, he gets to choose a prize from the treasure chest to take home with him! Pounce likes to save money now so he can buy something more expensive in the future.
Pounce knows that the more he saves in his Pounce Account, the more money he’ll be able to spend on the things he wants the most. After saving the money he earned from his chores and working hard to get an A in math, Pounce was able to buy his friend, Paws, the new Lego set that Paws had been wanting for his birthday. Pounce even had enough money to treat the both of them to ice cream cones for a sweet birthday dessert! He chose one scoop of each of his favorite flavors: Blueberry, Mint, and Strawberry! For Pounce, nothing could be better to keep cool in Arizona and celebrate with his best friend than a day spent eating ice cream.
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)
Seasoned Fruit Cups
Paws wants to save his money, but he doesn't want to wait to spend it. He's learning from Pounce it's important to have patience and save money for things he might want later, like his choice of toy from the treasure chest! He's always there for Pounce when he needs help, and together they make a great team.
Paws loves the Arizona heat. You can often find him relaxing in the mountains, sipping on fresh iced lemonade. Arizona is the perfect place for Paws to enjoy all of his favorite things with his best friend, Pounce. When he starts to get too hot from lying in the desert sun, Paws calls Pounce to join him at the lake at the bottom of the mountain. The two besties could spend the whole day in the water, racing each other from shore to shore and seeing who can catch the biggest fish. After a long day of fun, Paws says goodbye to Pounce and settles down with a chilled cup of fresh fruit, reflecting on the adventures of the day.
Answer the questions below to see if you can remember all of Pounce's favorite things!
Mint Brownie, Ocelot Tracks, and Peanut Butter Cup
Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cherry
Blueberry, Mint, and Strawberry
Way to go!
Cookies + Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Birthday Cake
Way to go!
Our Savings account lets you slowly earn interest while maintaining full access to your money whenever you need it.
Our Money Market account helps you earn dividends more aggressively than in our traditional Savings while still maintaining access to your money when you plan ahead.
Our Certificate of Deposit (CD) accounts allow flexible and aggressive earning with a variety of term lengths.
Our IRA account helps you set aside tax-free money so you can save for a comfortable retirement.
Way to go!
Pounce is a tiger and Paws is a leopard
Pounce is an ocelot and Paws is a mountain lion
Way to go!
Pounce is a leopard and Paws is a bobcat
Pounce is a cheetah and Paws is a lynx
He spends it all as soon as he gets it
He gives half of it to Paws
He saves it in his Pounce Account so he earns more money for later
Way to go!
He buries it in a secret spot in the middle of the desert
Don't miss out on Pounce Accounts event updates or contest instructions! Follow @pounceaccounts on instagram to stay in know with all of the Pounce and Paws shenanigans.
Pounce loves learning, and he has a whole series of regularly published coloring sheets to share what he learns with you! Browse the gallery of photos below to see beautiful artwork from Pounce's pals.
*Savings rate will match current share rates after the first $1,000. APY = annual percentage rate. Please see a representative for complete details and disclosures. Terms and conditions are subject to change.