The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation – the state credit union foundation for California and Nevada – provides resources for credit unions in their youth financial education efforts.
Bite of Reality – the RMJ Foundation's signature program – is a fun, interactive simulation for teenagers. They are tasked with taking on the role of an adult for a day and must make purchasing decisions based on their assigned income.
The CNYIN is comprised of credit union professionals who provide youth financial education as part of their jobs. They provide resources to fellow youth educators, and partner with the RMJ Foundation on delivering Bite of Reality.
Visit the CNYIN website at http://www.cnyin.org/
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|Some 687 students from Freedom High School recently received a “bite of reality” when they attended an interactive financial education simulation Nov. 3 offered by the RMJ Foundation and hosted by Delta Schools FCU.|
The Nov. 3 event—which aims to teach young people the basics of finance by having them take a “real world” test drive complete with a job, money and the freedom to make their own financial decisions—was run by staff from Delta Schools FCU, in partnership with Freedom High School Principal Erik Faulkner and Vice Principals Mike Wood and Bridget Spires, as well as teachers, parents and community leaders—all of whom volunteered their time.