Your Money, Your Life
Published 2:40 am Thursday, May 18, 2023
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Pictured is Luverne ninth grader Payton Landry as she participates in the simulation which helps make decisions about finances approachable for students and encourages participants to think critically about how each decision might affect them. Photo submitted.
Tyler Peterson (left) and LaTregan Cooper (right), both seniors at Highland Home, learned about budgeting and setting financial priorities. Photo submitted.
Students moved through the simulation with volunteers role-playing various scenarios. Pictured here is Kris Odom, education specialist with Crenshaw County Schools, and Brantley High School senior Jay Ryals. Photo submitted.
The “Your Money, Your Life” program, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension, is a financial simulation for teens that helps young people understand the financial responsibilities they will face as they earn a living in the real world. Students from all three Crenshaw County Public Schools participated in this engaging and fun simulation where they were given an occupation and a salary. They then had to pay taxes,and see how far their money would go as they chose housing, transportation, groceries, and more.