RTN GoodWorks Foundation donates $2,000 to Waltham Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP) student
WALTHAM, MA (August 21, 2018) — The RTN GoodWorks Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Waltham Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP) to sponsor a Waltham High School student’s YEEP summer employment. 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.
“We are pleased to support this innovative program for local youth in Waltham and help shape the next generation of entrepreneurs,” comments Peter Cole, Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union (RTNFCU), Board Chair of RTN GoodWorks Foundation, and Quality Review Specialist at Lawrence General Hospital.
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.
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.
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 $950 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 19 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation
RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the Credit Union’s commitment to community activities and financial literacy as a key component of financial health.