MCYP & Community Volunteers Participate in Canton High School Reality Fair

The Madison County Young Professionals and other community volunteers participated in the Canton High School Reality Fair on February 23, 2022.

Recognizing the importance of a well-educated and skilled workforce in the attraction of economic development in Madison County, the MCYP Committee, chose financial literacy as their philanthropy.  The MCYP Committee was awarded grants from the Madison County Community Trust (MCCT) to train CHS teachers to incorporate financial literacy in their curriculum.  This Reality fair tests the students’ skills in money management. 

Teachers assign occupations and monthly salaries for each student.  The students visit 14 stations including housing, transportation, utilities, food, health insurance, clothing, communications, credit union, among others. The objective is to have enough money to pay for their expenses which will afford them the lifestyles they desire. 

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