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Redwood Credit Union offering free financial academy

The Redwood Credit Union, in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education, is again hosting a free financial literacy academy for teens. Following the curriculum developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education, the 16-hour course focuses on budgeting, financial planning, saving and investing, credit and debt management and other skills related to managing money. The Financial Academy will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 19 and 20 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Read More »

Algebra Academy concept spreading south

Following a successful model established by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, the North Bay Leadership Council is offering an algebra academy to seventh and eighth graders this summer. For a week beginning Aug. 1, the students will spend two hours learning algebraic concepts and then move on to spend time with scientists, engineers, financial experts, designers and other professionals to see how math and science concepts are used in the real world, according to organizers. The concept is modeled… Read More »

Students give up 16 hours of summer to learn finance lessons

More than 60 Sonoma County teens are spending four days this week learning the ins and outs of finance, courtesy of Redwood Credit Union. The free, four-day Financial Academy covers personal finance, long term budgeting, mortgages, insurance, car buying, credit and other topics that will greet high school graduates. For more on this summer’s academy, click here: http://bit.ly/ife58m To read a Maria Carrillo High School student (and newest Santa Rosa City Schools student board member)  Richard Liang’s take on what he… Read More »

Free money management class this month

Redwood Credit Union will offer another round of free money management classes for high school juniors and seniors this month. The program is offered in coordination with Santa Rosa City Schools and the Sonoma County Office of Education. The 16-hour Financial Academy will use curriculum created by the National Endowment for Financial Education and will cover budgeting, financial planning, saving and investing, credit and debt management, and other skills related to money management. The course will run from 9 a.m.… Read More »

Teachers: Want to teach financial literacy?

Redwood Credit Union and the California and Nevada Youth Involvement Network are sponsoring a free workshop to train area teachers on offering financial literacy in their classrooms.   The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Redwood Credit Union, 3033 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa.   The so-called “Train the Trainer” program is for teachers who currently use or would like to use the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program.… Read More »