Youth Programs

Young & Free Michigan

Young and Free Michigan

Young people today are the future leaders of tomorrow. That’s why we have Young & Free Michigan, a program dedicated to the 17-25 crowd. Young & Free Michigan helps young adults get financially savvy as they gain their independence.  With fun blogs, videos, contests and a special First Gear account  catered toward young people, Young & Free Michigan is a great resource to help get your finances in check. Visit to learn more and follow our current spokester, Shanacee Shreve.



Teenagers between the ages of 13-17 can sign up for a checking account and receive our MoneyTeens newsletter featuring financial tips teenagers can appreciate. Account details here.

MoneyKids and Baxter

Children 12 and under who open accounts at Michigan First get a special kids’ newsletter that teaches the basics of saving money. Check out our accounts.

Student Branches

Michigan First partners with several local school districts and academies in Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids to provide financial education programs in elementary and middle schools as well as deposit transactions in student-run branches at high schools and academies.