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Mad City Money (MCM) is an interactive budgeting simulation directed towards high school students. Students take on a “new life” including a career, children and debt! They are challenged to purchase a house, clothes, transportation, home goods, and so much more.
Through this experience, we want the students to feel what it is like in the real world, even if it is just for a couple of hours! It is our hope that by the end of this event, students will walk away with a little more life experience. With your help, we can better prepare them for success!
Here’s what students, teachers, and volunteers are saying about their MCM experience.
“I liked the way the simulation was set-up, and it was nice to have class in a different environment for the day” and “If I did this simulation again I would buy the most important things first like house and car"
Tylor & Jovan., Students
“The simulation was well received from the students. The process was very effective in helping students understand the importance of budgeting. The volunteers were helpful and nice. We are looking forward to your visit again next semester.”
Carliss H., Teacher
“The simulation is very good lesson for the students to teach them what to expect in a real life financial situation. It encourages the students to continue their education after high school and to make better financial decisions while away in college. It is also an opportunity to share information about GLCU Scholarships and Student Loans.”
Mo G., Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering for MCM or would like information about bringing MCM to your high school, please send a message to communitydevelopment at glcu dot org.