Students Learn About “Real” Life at Youth Finance Event

Layout 1Local financial education organization MakingChange is hosting free financial planning exercises for students ages 12-18 and their parents in the Kittleman Room at Howard Community College on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The fourth annual Y-Fi Challenge includes “real life” simulation of planning, goal setting and decision making experiences faced by those choosing a career and sticking to a budget.  Students visit stations manned by representatives of local businesses, who discuss everything from transportation, insurance and banking to housing, utilities and clothing.  The event simulation is inspired by portions of Junior Achievement’s JA Finance Park program.

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About MakingChange

MakingChange is a nonprofit organization that provides group seminars and personal coaching to teach people to manage their money and change their lives. Its programs are offered in schools, human service agencies and businesses. For more information, visit

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