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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
“’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 www.uaex.uada.edu, 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
By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org