22% of Kansas City youth are not prepared for the workforce.
United Way of Greater Kansas City, in partnership with the Missouri Council on Economic Education, is bringing the Mad City Money Financial Reality Simulation to a high school near you!
The hands-on simulation gives high school sophomores a taste of the real world—complete with occupations, salaries, spouses, student loan debts, credit card debts, and medical insurance payments.
Students are challenged to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs while building a budget. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes—and suffer the consequences of their decisions—in a realistic, but safe, environment.
The simulation provides students realistic examples that connect the decisions they make tothe economic consequences of those decisions. Most importantly, students learn the link between post-secondary education and life-long success potential.
When: Friday, September 8th @ 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Where: Ruskin High School 7000 E 111 St, Kansas City, MO 64134