RTN GoodWorks Foundation Donates $2,000 to Waltham Student

This summer, RTN GoodWorks Foundation has donated $2,000 to the Waltham Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP) to sponsor a Waltham High School student’s YEEP summer employment.

(l to r): Peter Cole, Board Chair of RTN GoodWorks Foundation and Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union; Henry Doyle, RTN GoodWorks Foundation Director; Cooper Ferrari, Waltham High School student and YEEP summer employee; and Joan Kuhn, Board Member of RTN GoodWorks Foundation and Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union.

Cooper Ferrari, a rising sophomore, has had a summer job since July 2 funded by the Foundation at Waltham YEEP Program. In his role as co-chair of Marketing and Sales for the YEEP summer business, Cooper has developed programs to increase plant sales.

In addition, as part of this summer job experience Cooper is participating in the Waltham Partnership for Youth’s summer internship program. Participating students have attended two-hour workshops every week, including one presented by RTN Federal Credit Union, to get coaching about personal finances and professional conduct in a work environment.

YEEP is an experiential environmental enrichment and employment program run by Meadowscaping for Biodiversity. Teens aged 15 to 18 earn an hourly salary while the opportunity to build a service business where they provide landscaping with perennial native plants.

The Foundation’s activities and community giving are focused in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located, including its corporate headquarters in Waltham. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations not individuals. We are pleased to support this innovative program for local youth in Waltham and help shape the next generation of entrepreneurs.