RTN Focuses on Youth Education this Summer

This summer, we are helping local young people know more about credit unions and learn money management skills.

RTN is partnering with Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY), Waltham Boys & Girls Club and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to provide financial education to students participating in their summer programs.

Here’s a quick summary these activities and partnerships:

  • This month, we have presented a financial education seminar called “Your Money and Your Future” to high school students participating in WPY’s Summer Internship program. This interactive seminar covered financial concepts and information, and provided students an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts on saving and spending money. RTN is also a participating local employer, with one of the students working in the Waltham branch for the summer.
  • In August, we will present the “Your Money and Your Future” seminar to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Workforce Development summer student interns. RTN provides the benefit of Credit Union membership to BIDMC employees and staff.
  • RTN hosted Waltham Boys & Girls Club Junior Camp Leader Program students for a tour of our Waltham Branch. Students heard presentations from different departments and enjoyed a pizza lunch at the Credit Union.

Many adults who experience financial distress do not have the basic knowledge to manage their finances effectively. We aim to help students develop the skills they need to become the next generation of valued employees, and contribute to society with a background of strong financial management skills and tools to reach their goals.