WALTHAM, Mass.–Local youth enjoyed a free financial seminar 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.
Teens at Waltham Boys & Girls Club listening to presenter Matt Paradise (far right) at Financial Education Seminar hosted by RTN