*(Hemet, Calif.) Feb. 15, 2018 *– Ninth-graders from West Valley High School in Hemet recently received a “bite of reality” when they attended an interactive financial education simulation designed to teach them how to manage money on campus, hosted by Riverside-based Altura Credit Union.
The program is offered by the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada, and it 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.
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Ninth grade students from West Valley High School in Hemet, from left, Ellexus Griffin, Mya Jones and Yara Trujillo, talk about the importance of looking good with Patrice Rogers from Altura Credit Union who is portraying a “merchant” during Bite of Reality, a financial reality program. Altura hosted Bite of Reality, which is offered by the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada. It is designed to teach the basics of money management.