This is a presentation to high school students. It's a 90-minute activity where students work through the financial impact of their financial decisions from the stage of determining their desired career to funding the costs of all relevant higher education, purchasing their first car, first property and the income they will generate and retain as a result of their decisions.
Volunteer students from each group receive gift cards after the completion of each simulation. We’d LOVE to give out gift cards to more students!
Hello Ms. Harris and Royal Daughters of God,I am a teacher at Thornwood High School, and had the privilege of taking 4 small class of mine to hear and observe your presentation last Friday. ....I wanted my 2 classes of seniors and 3 classes of Economics students to be able to work thru your choices to see how they would fair in the future. It really is an excellent, worthwhile activity for them.Thank you so very much,
- Educator, Thornwood High School
Very realistic for students in my economics classes, and for seniors about to graduate
-Educator, Thornwood High School
What was most valuable to you in the presentation?
Students found it relate-able.
-Host & Executive Director, The A-Team! Educational Consulting with RTI
"Every single part"
"the explanation of how things will work in the real world. how much we will actually be required to spend and a realistic thought of how much we will actually have monthly"
"The way it taught young adults how to prepare for college and life after college."
"Choosing the right school and student loans"
"Learning how to manage money and why to apply for scholarships"
"Actually choosing the right college"
"The knowledge of how much the amount of money could build up from different sources."
"Being abled to interact with the lesson"
"Learning about how taxes and loans work"
"Knowing how much money would be left over after handling your priorities."
"I been looking for something that could provide answers like this"
"as we get older and go out into the real world, no one thoroughly explains these things to us and this helped in many ways"
"I feel that it should also be taught to freshman students because it teaches you to plan ahead."
"It taught me about money management"
"You could be paying of student loans for years after college"
"It’s important to be debt free"
"Tells me how to save what to save choose and to think before I make decisions"
"It teaches life lessons about how your choices affects your future"
"This gives me a more keen idea of how things may be for me in the future and the the precautions I should take before doing some things."
"I don’t interact often"
"Because it gave us what u over all had to do to get where I want to be"
"Because in life everything is about money, money is the way of life and you need to have knowledge about how to handle it properly."
"So I can budget my money when I get older"
"Students found it relate-able."
$10 covers Amazon gift card rewards to participating student volunteers (per volunteer pulled from the audience and typically 4/group).
$30 covers handouts per 100 students.
$100 covers stipend for student facilitator (per session).
$300 covers catered lunch experience per 20 student participants.
$500 covers venue when we're not hosted.
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