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Money Live is a program designed to deliver practical life and financial lessons to students. This live one day event will give high school through college students a hands on opportunity to learn about careers in the areas of engineering, sciences and business. Students will learn how to make real life financial decisions as a result of their career choice.
After arriving to the Money Live event, students will choose and learn about career opportunities linked to engineering, science and business other areas from individuals in those career areas. Afterwards, students will visit 10 different stations and make real life decisions that will influence them when they start their career. The lessons learned during this simulation will allow the students and their parents to see a correlation between lifestyle and career choices. Students will also learn how to budget their earnings to afford their desired lifestyle.
Upon arriving at each station, students will select housing, transportation and clothing options that fit their chosen career and budget. Students also must factor in the extra expenses associated with those choices, from the cost of insurance premiums and utilities to weekly dry cleaning bills. Credit, investing and health care will be discussed as well.
A trained and interactive volunteer to help participants learn about saving, lifestyle goals, budgeting, credit and other financial topics will staff each station. Money Live is a community-focused event that will involve the entire community. Parents as well as students are encouraged to come out and participate in the event. Students will learn the value of education by planning their careers and parents can feel confident that students are looking ahead. The Money Live event will reach as many as 250 area high school and college students and their parents during the event. The primary beneficiaries will be the students learning about careers in the areas of engineering and sciences. The students and parents will benefit from the financial lessons taught during the event.