RTN GoodWorks Foundation hosts financial seminar for local youth
WALTHAM, MA (February 13, 2017) — Local youth enjoyed a free financial seminar held on February 7 at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, sponsored by RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN Federal Credit Union.
Eighteen young people ages 14 to 17 attended the Basics of Money Management class presented by Matt Paradise, Education and Development Team Leader and Trainer, American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. During the nearly two-hour roundtable, a variety of financial concepts were introduced and discussed 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 a pizza and salad dinner as part of the evening’s event.
“We are excited to be partnering with RTN to provide valuable educational opportunities to our young people,” says Jules LeBlanc, Teen 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.”
Founded in 2011, RTN GoodWorks Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness and promotes financial literacy and community involvement.
RTN is a full-service financial cooperative, owned by and operated for its members. Established in 1945, it is one of the 10 largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with more than $860 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 19 community and workplace branches. Membership is open to employees and family members of more than 650 sponsor groups.
Teens at Waltham Boys & Girls Club listening to presenter Matt Paradise (far right) at Financial Education Seminar hosted by RTN.
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 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.