Fort Jennings eighth-grader Conner Stechschulte determines his monthly expenses at the “Utilities” booth.
OTTOVILLE — Fort Jennings and Ottoville eighth-graders and freshmen students experienced a “trial run” at adult spending in a two-hour program simulating the real-life experiences of money management and the correlation between educational attainments and earning power.
Each year, America’s high schools graduate thousands of young adults who are unprepared in matters of employment and financial decisions. With Real Money, Real World programs — partnerships of the OSU County Extension Office, schools and business communities — young people are given the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices through an active, hands-on experience.
Putnam County 4-H Youth Development Educator Jason Hedrick explained the preliminary work the students perform prior to attending the hands-on program.
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