updated 05/06/13 01:34 PM
Celebrating National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Week, the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation and Redwood CU recently presented the Bite of Reality program to 85 seniors from San Rafael, Madrone, and Terra Linda high schools in Northern California. The hands-on simulation program offered by the RMJ Foundation— together with the California and Nevada Youth Involvement Network—was held April 24 at San Rafael High School and is designed to teach young people the basics of finance in a fun, interactive way. On the philanthropic front, Redwood CU employees raised more than $8,000 on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay, where more than 100 Redwood CU volunteers, including employees, family, and friends, participated in collecting additional donations. Redwood CU also took a step forward for the environment when a team of 28 employees, officials, and family members joined approximately 60 other community volunteers for the Fourth Annual Laguna de Santa Foundation Rosa Tree-a-Thon to restore a local oak woodlands ecosystem. Redwood CU has also named three new branch managers to its organization: Dawn Leandro will head the Windsor, CA location, Kristie Strickler was appointed manager of the Ukiah, CA branch, and Stephen Hazard will oversee operations at Sebastopol, CA.
Mick VanStaveren of InSphere Insurance Solutions helps teens learn about child care costs during the "Bite of Reality" event held at San Rafael High School, hosted by Redwood CU and RMJ Foundation.
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