Manager, Consumer Advocacy
Public Affairs & Consumer Advocacy Specialist
LOS ANGELES AREA STUDENTS GET MONEY MANAGEMENT LESSONS THROUGH INTERACTIVE SIMULATION
As papers indicating their occupations were passed around, a group of students from Applied Technology Center, Bell Gardens High School, Montebello High School, and Schurr High School started giggling and laughing about who they were to be—zookeeper, dentist, police officer.
Those giggles quickly faded as the students faced a “bite of reality” while "purchasing" items such as housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, and daycare.