Peninsula Teenager Leads Youth Literacy Campaign

CBS San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY (KPIX 5) Ryan Traynor is a high school sophomore who is reaching thousands of children in the Redwood City area. His message: the importance of education.

At the Redwood City Public Library, 16-year-old Ryan Traynor trains teenagers on money matters, like how to take out a loan.

“What were the conditions for you so you could borrow the item?” he quizzed the class at a recent session.

Traynor leads his Money Smarts class twice a month. Every year, he teaches about 1300 what his parents have taught him.

“If you ask half the kids in America what a credit score was, they’d be like, ‘What? I don’t know what that means,'” Traynor said.

But the finance classes are only part of the story when it comes to how much Traynor does for his community. He also designs, and teaches, free hands-on STEM classes at the Redwood City…

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