Empowering the Next Generation

I recently had the privilege of helping the next generation of consumers learn money management skills.

As a financial educator, I have worked with hundreds of adults who have experienced financial distress because they did not have the basic knowledge to manage their finances effectively. I know the value of helping students develop the skills they need to become the next generation of valuable employees, which includes acquiring knowledge and tools to manage finances.

We were delighted to be invited to present an interactive workshop as part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Office of Workforce Development’s Summer Jobs Student Training Program. The Program helps students develop the skills they need to become the next generation of valuable employees.

Financial Education at RTNI was thrilled to do my part by presenting “Basics of Money Management.” This RTN seminar covered the basics, from getting their first paychecks to saving for long-term investments. The sixty student trainees from Boston ranged from 10th and 11th graders, graduating high school seniors, and college students.

The feedback we received from the participating students was great. They were really excited to learn about how to manage their money and learn how to make smart choices. It was easy to tell they knew first-hand what can go wrong, and they want to be proactive in avoiding those mistakes as they begin their adult work lives. RTN was there to help.