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Alltru Invites Youth to Participate in Juneteenth Heritage Award


May 19, 2023

Juneteenth Heritage Award text with red, black, and green colors in the background

Alltru Invites Youth to Participate in Juneteenth Heritage Award

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 19, 2023) – Alltru, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the Greater St. Louis community, is calling upon the young members of the community to express their celebration of the Juneteenth holiday through the Juneteenth Heritage Award. Open to individuals between the ages of 5 and 25, this initiative encourages participants to illustrate their understanding of Juneteenth by showcasing their creativity.

Alltru encourages participants to submit a creative or artistic work that answers the question, “How do you celebrate your Juneteenth heritage?”. Entries can take the form of spoken word, written expression, dance, film, song, or visual artwork. A trusted panel of community judges will assist in honoring four exceptional participants by distributing awards totaling up to $1,600.

Award Details:

To enter, participants must submit a form of creative or artistic work that answers the question:

“How do you celebrate your Juneteenth heritage?”

Submissions are accepted through the following outlets:

  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Essay
  • Dance
  • Short Film
  • TikTok
  • Visual Art
  • Photography
  • Music/Song
  • Other

Entrants must be between the ages of 5 and 25.

To submit your creative work, please complete the online Heritage Award Entry Form. The submission deadline is June 13, 2023, at 5pm CST.

Tracy Verner, Community Development Manager at Alltru Credit Union, expressed, “We’ve always held a special spot in our hearts for our youth. Since 2014, when Alltru expanded access to financial capabilities to youth ages 5-25, we’ve been honored to support their financial literacy journey and offer access to banking products to develop money management skills at a young age.”

Alltru is thrilled to showcase the inspiration, reflection, legacy, and vision of the participants by featuring their creative works on various social media platforms throughout the month of June. See recipients of Alltru’s 2022 Juneteenth Heritage Award.

About Alltru Credit Union

Established in 1968, Alltru Credit Union is a full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to improve the financial well-being of its members. With more than 39,000 members and over $335 million in assets, Alltru has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services for over 55 years. For more information about Alltru Credit Union, visit

Not a credit union member?  Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, or worships within St. Charles County, St. Louis County, or the City of St. Louis.

Media Contact:

Laura Woods
VP of Marketing and Community Presence
(636) 916-8303