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Financial Education

The work of the Foundation reflects a belief that with access to financial education, there can be a real difference in people’s lives and they can become financially independent.


RTN GoodWorks Foundation Provides Financial Literacy for Youth

Local youth enjoyed free financial seminars held on August 7 at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, and August 8 at Brandeis University sponsored by RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY).

RTN presented “Make the Most of Your Money” to two group of high school students participating in WPY’s summer internship program. The interactive seminars covered a wide range of financial concepts and information, and provided students an opportunity to ask questions, and share their thoughts on saving and spending money.

Reality Fair Staff

RTN FCU and Enterprise staff at the Reality Fair.

“Our partnership with RTN provides valuable educational information about managing finances,” says Kaytie Dowcett, Executive Director Waltham Partnership for Youth. “The students in our internship program want to know more about money in general, as well as practical knowledge such as what taxes are taken from your paycheck. The financial skills RTN is imparting to our young people will help them take charge of their financial futures.”

This summer, RTN was also one of the participating credit union partners of the 5th annual Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc.’s (CCUA) Reality Fair program known as “Scholars and Cents” at the Massachusetts State House on August 1. Nearly 70 high school, college and graduate student interns participated in this credit union-founded financial education program designed by credit unions. This interactive event helps young people understand real life financial issues by assigning them occupations and salaries so they can figure out how to create spending and savings plans. Other credit union partners were City of Boston Credit Union, Eastern Corporate Federal Credit Union, and Metro Credit Union.

RTN GoodWorks Foundation Hosts Financial Seminar at Waltham Boys and Girls Club

Local youth enjoyed a free financial seminar held on March 29 at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, sponsored by RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN Federal Credit Union.

Financial Seminar

Seventeen young people, ages 13 to 17, attended the Basics of Money Management class presented by the College Planning Team from The College Planning Collaborative. The seminar introduced financial concepts including how to save and spend money, and setting financial goals. The informal format covered conversation and learning about money-related topics and attitudes. The students enjoyed pizza as part of the evening’s event.

“We are excited to partner with RTN to provide valuable educational opportunities to our young people,” says Jules LeBlanc, Associate Program Director at Waltham Boys & Girls Club. “Our youth are gaining concrete skills and knowledge to take charge of their financial futures, which will enable them to reach their full potential to be successful after graduation. We are extremely grateful for RTN’s support of our community’s youth.”


RTN GoodWorks Foundation Provides Financial Education for Youth

RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation recently co-sponsored “Your Money and Your Future” financial education seminars at two community Boys & Girls Clubs. A total of 31 kids, ages 10 to 17, attended the seminars. The first was held on March 28 at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, and the second was held on April 12 at the Marlborough Boys & Girls Club.

Topics covered included how to manage money you earn, how to plan for future earnings and how to think about future debt. The seminar introduced financial concepts through conversation and interactive activities. The kids enjoyed pizza as part of the evening’s event.

“We are excited to partner with RTN to provide valuable educational opportunities to our young people,” says Jules LeBlanc, Associate Program Director at Waltham Boys & Girls Club. “Our youth are gaining concrete skills and knowledge to take charge of their financial futures, which will enable them to reach their full potential to be successful after graduation. We are extremely grateful for RTN’s support of our community’s youth.”

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