Together with the Helena credit unions, Montana’s Credit Unions is coordinating a High School Financial Reality Fair Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Montana State Capitol Rotunda.
Financial Reality Fairs
The Financial Reality Fair is a 60–90 minute experiential learning activity where students get a feel for real‐life monthly budget. They approach the fair as if they need to budget a monthly salary while paying for housing, utilities, transportation, groceries, entertainment, and some surprises along the way.
This Reality Fair is interactive, which will allow students to visit booths and acquire information and budget expenses based on interest and family size. This eye-opening experience will give students a view into what costs they can anticipate and how to budget for the future.
The Financial Reality Fair is flexible, allowing integration into any school size or timeframe.
Local high schools will be busing students up to the Capitol between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate in this experiential learning event. Forty-five volunteers are needed for each of the three sessions held throughout the day. Interested individuals can sign up to volunteer here.
Announcing the Montana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 State Leadership Conference – Creating Change Around the World! This year’s conference will be in Billings, MT March 19-21.
In addition to competing, meeting new friends, and enhancing Leadership Skills, this year’s conference promises to be unforgettable! Keynote speaker Brandon White will teach how to “Own It” in leadership in life during his keynote. This year also includes several great workshops from current FCCLA members, former state officers, and partners during the new College and Career Readiness Fair.
Visit FCCLA’s Conference Page for more information.
Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt
Materials for Teachers, Parents, or Guardians
Montana State University Extension is offering the Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt as a part of the America Saves program during 2016-2017. This version of the hunt is specifically designed for students between the ages of 13 and 19 (as of September 1, 2016). Students will learn about the benefits saving and investing, how credit can be a friend for foe, and how to be in control of their money.
Students who complete the Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt are eligible for a drawing for one of 17 cash awards of $100 in each age group during America Saves week February 27 – March 4, 2017. The deadline for completing the hunt is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The cash awards for Montana students are courtesy of:
• First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
• Montana Credit Unions for Community Development
• Montana Consumer Protection Division, Office of Attorney General
• Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
• Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) Legacy Foundation
• Montana Bankers Association Education Endowment Fund of the Montana Community Foundation
• Montana 4-H Foundation
• America Saves Bank of American Foundation
Click below for materials for teachers, parents, or guardians.
Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt
Enrollment directions, Website link for the School Technology Coordinator, a marketing Poster, and steps to record the quizzes are included.