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Montgomery Co. High School students to ‘Get Real’ about money on April 24

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  • ‘Get Real-Here’s the Deal’ session offers financial management lessons
  • Session to be held at Mount Ida High on April 24

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MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- Juniors and seniors from Oden and Mount Ida schools will be learning real-life lessons about money management on April 24 as part of “Get Real -- Here’s the Deal.”

“’Get Real -- Here’s the Deal’ is a simulation for high school students that gives them the opportunity to experience their future in a financial decision-making mode,” said Amy Monk, Montgomery County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Youth are encouraged to make wise financial lifestyle decisions -- similar to those faced each month by adults.”

Participants move from station to station, making decisions based on their family size and affordability. 

“Our stations will be operated by 24 community members representing various sectors of services and business,” she said.

The session is organized by the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Service and takes place at Mount Ida High School from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

For more information about “Get Real -- Here’s the Deal,” or other financial management programs and resources, visit our newly revamped site at, or contact your county extension office. 

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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