Free Youth Financial Literacy Workshop: Mad City Money
NuMark Credit Union will host a youth financial literacy workshop called Mad City Money on Wednesday, July 14th from 11:00am to 12:30pm at the New Lenox Park District located at 701 W. Haven Avenue in New Lenox.
Teenage students take on the role of an adult in futuristic Mad City. They are given jobs, income, a family, and debt. The challenge? Visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare, and other wants and needs while building a budget. NuMark Credit Union has an office in Mad City, too.
Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes and suffer the consequences of their decisions in a realistic, but safe, environment. Most participants are surprised to learn “I can’t have a big house and a new truck on my salary and still pay for day care and groceries.” Once the shock wears off, they reevaluate their choices and manage their money more effectively.
Children aged 12 to 18 are welcome to attend this free financial literacy workshop. Parents are welcome to stay during this fun learning activity. Space is limited. Reserve a spot for your child or children online by clicking the button below or by calling us at 815-729-3211.