Manager, Consumer Advocacy
Public Affairs & Consumer Advocacy Specialist
SANTA ROSA TEENS GET FINANCIAL LIFE LESSONS
A group of students from the Amarosa Academy in Santa Rosa got a recent “bite of reality” when they attended an interactive financial education simulation designed to teach them how to manage money. The program was hosted by four credit unions, including Santa Rosa-based Redwood Credit Union and Community First Credit Union, Pleasanton-based Patelco Credit Union, and San Francisco Federal Credit Union. It was offered by the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.
The 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 employees from Redwood, Community First, Patelco, and San Francisco Federal, who volunteered their time.