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Mad City Money with First Florida Credit Union - CSA - Session G

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Date:
Wed May 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Jacksonville Service Center, 1000 Shearer Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205 Map
Category:
Girl Program, Financial Literacy
Level:
Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
 

Mad City Money is a simulation for middle and high-school students. Each participant receives an "about me" sheet that contains: an occupation and salary, student loan debt owed, credit card debt owed, and cost of medical insurance. Some participants will have a spouse, some will be single, and some will be single parents. Participants build a monthly budget based on their incomes. They visit merchants in Mad City to purchase housing, transportation, food, day care, and other needs. These merchants interact with teens as they would in the real world, which allows participants to get a true sense for the challenges that come with managing personal finances. Parents can expect their teens to gain experience in handling debit transactions, budgeting a household income and establishing a savings plan.

In a fun, comfortable environment, teens will learn how to:

• Identify Wants vs. Needs
• Budget Household Income
• Basic Check Writing
• Establish a Savings Plan

* Fun patch included at the conclusion of the program for every registered Girl Scout girl.
* This event is for 2018 registered Girl Scouts, and registered & approved adult volunteers. If an adult is responsible for a Girl Scout other than their own, the adult must be registered and background checked.
* For safety and supervision reasons, troops and individuals are not permitted to bring non-Girl Scouts or siblings.
* Girl/adult ratios must be followed unless otherwise indicated in the program description. Adults are expected to stay on the premises.

Cost: $6/girl, $1/adult
Contact: Brittany McCallister, (904) 389-3071, bmccallister@girlscouts-gateway.org
Register by Wednesday, May 2 at noon.