The "Bite of Reality" is a 2.5-hour financial reality fair intended for teenagers. This program, sponsored by the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, assigns an identity to attendees—occupation, salary, spouse, children, etc.—and they must then use the details of their identity to make financial ends meet while "purchasing" basic life needs like housing, transportation, groceries and dining, etc from 8 table-top vendors. This allows teens to experience how easy it is to overspend, even with a decent adult-sized income, in a safe environment.

Redwood Credit Union is pleased to be running the interactive Bite of Reality sessions for the following organizations:

  • 5/1/18 – Cloverdale HS
  • 5/11/18 – Gateway to College (SRJC Petaluma)
  • 5/18/18 – Petaluma HS
  • 6/5/18 - Venetia Valley School
  • 6/30/18 - SSU EOP

As you can see, we partner with individual schools and teen-based nonprofits so, if you are interested in your organization running a session of the "Bite", please contact