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This is Life: An Introduction to Financial Responsibility – Wednesday- Grades 7 (mature) – 12 – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks

Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 3:00PM Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT


Eva Goldstein – Meola

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7 – 12

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3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)


Spring 2024


Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 3:00PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT
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Financial Literacy is a skill that is imperative for success in life but is seldom taught/included in school curriculum.   It is one of the most important things a child can learn to prepare him/her for the future.  Understanding how money works, why it is important to save early, and how to avoid huge financial disasters is incredibly important.

In this course, which is taught in “game format” students will face real-life scenarios and have the opportunity to make decisions immersing themselves in an experience where they learn everything related to personal finance.

Each child will choose a “random” career (from choices) and be assigned a corresponding first year income for said career.  Additionally, they will have matching student loan payments based on their career.  They will also choose where they want to live. 

Then, each week, we will highlight a topic, exploring information and allowing them to make personal decisions about their “real life.”   They will keep track of their budget, bills, and expenses and see how they do at the end of the ten weeks.  Will they be able to cover everything with their monthly salary OR will they run out of money?

Students will encounter actual financial situations that “pop up” in real life and decide how to navigate through these.

Most adults, including myself, wish they had learned about managing their money in school and this class aims to do that.  I’m excited to add this interactive, transformation tool to OTA so that students can reap the benefits of a more financially literature future!

NOTE TO PARENTS:  This is an interactive class with guidance from the instructor.   Students will have the opportunity to interact, discuss, and socialize while learning to become financially responsible with their choices.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.

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