RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation provide summer financial education for local youth
WALTHAM, MA (August 11, 2021) — RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation co-sponsored three virtual financial education seminars last week for high school students participating in Waltham Partnership for Youth’s Summer Internship Program. Seventy-two students attended the seminars, which were presented by RTN’s partner American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. RTN is also a participating local employer, with one of the students working in the Waltham branch this summer.
“Make the Most of Your Money,” which was presented to two groups of student interns, 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. “Work Benefits – Many Options to Choose From” covered information about paychecks as well as the importance of retirement planning and various retirement planning options. All three seminars had an interactive exercise to allow students to participate through the chat feature or to respond through their microphone.
“The material covered in RTN’s seminars will help prepare our interns as they enter the workforce as well as in their own personal lives,” says Jaime McAllister-Grande, Career Exploration and Training Program Coordinator, WPY. “I’m also happy that RTN was able to host an in-person intern in their Waltham branch this summer and that the intern was such a great fit.”
Seamus P., RTN Summer Intern
About RTN Federal Credit Union
RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service. Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with over $1 billion in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 18 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 employer groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Technologies and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
About American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC)
Founded in 1991, American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling, and financial education concerning debt solutions.
About RTN GoodWorks Foundation
Founded in 2011, RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. The Foundation’s activities are focused in communities where RTN Federal Credit Union branches are located and are funded through its annual Golf Tournament as well as appeals to membership and community partners.