Teen Center life classes continue
Life workshops for teens continue at the Valley of the Moon Teen Center.
Savings and loans will be discussed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Valley of the Moon Teen Center located at 17440 Sonoma Highway.
Eric van Diest, a personal banker with Sonoma Bank, will share information about savings accounts, bonds and college savings plans. Loans for automobiles, auto insurance, college expenses and starting a small business will also be discussed.
Skills needed for financial careers will be discussed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Westamerica Bank, 202 W. Napa St., Sonoma. Co-presenters Paco Villasenor, bank vice president; and Lisa Deffenbaugh, a personal banker, will offer a tour of the bank premises, discuss teller work (money handling and customer services), managing accounts and loans and other careers in banking and finance.
All classes are free to teens. Transportation, snacks, beverages, bank promotional items and certificates of completion will be provided.
Pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. Register for the two remaining financial literacy courses by sending an email to classes@Svteens.org., leave a message on Facebook or call 939-1452. Also visit the website, www.svteens.org.
Another “Skills for Life” free seminar called “Resumes and Interviews” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Valley of the Moon Teen Center. Certificates of completion will be awarded.
A “Dress for Success” seminar for girls ages 13 to 21 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at My Girlfriend’s Closet located at 539 First St. W. Fran Meininger, owner of the consignment store, will demonstrate how to “Dress for Success” on a budget with clothing that is suited for teensin a variety of work settings.