Volunteers sought for ‘Real Money, Real World’


Teaches elementary students about financial choices

Staff report



Volunteers from the local community are needed for the “Real Money, Real World” programs at local elementaries.

Real Money, Real World is a hands-on program that gives young people the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults. It is intended to be a partnership of the county Ohio State University Extension, the school, and the community. Real Money, Real World consists of three parts: a pre-simulation preparation, a hands-on budget management and decision-making simulation and a post-session evaluation of choices made.

The teachers provide eighth-grade students with the Real Money, Real World curriculum in the classroom and then community members work with OSU staff to facilitate a real life simulation for the students to experience budgeting and monthly expenses.

Volunteers assist at stations such as, housing, childcare, insurance, clothing or food to provide a hands-on real world simulation for the students. Program volunteers have the opportunity to work one-on-one with students and help them make financial choices as they travel through the real life simulation.

You don’t have to be an expert. There’s printed teaching material and information for each station. Retired community members, working professionals, high school students, school staff, college students and others in the county that want to help youth learn more about financial education make the perfect volunteers.

Here are details of the two events:

Wilmington Middle School Real Money, Real World will be Friday, Nov. 20.

• Light refreshments will be provided in the morning and lunch after the program by the school.

• Please enter the main middle school doors at 275 Thorne Avenue. You will need to sign in at the office and report to the gymnasium track.

• RMRW will be conducted on the upper level of the gym.

• Parking is available in the high school lot. (The schools are connected.)

• Plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to get breakfast and locate your station.

• There will be four sessions starting at 8a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m.

• Each session with have approximately 60 students.

• Wear typical clothing for your profession.

• You will be provided with pens, pencils, calculators and booth info.

• Bring promotional items such as business signs, flyers, handouts, etc. to give to the students while volunteering.

• If you, a friend or co-worker can volunteer please RSVP by Nov.2. (937-382-0901 or email at montague.18@osu.edu.)

• 34-40 community volunteers are needed.

Clinton-Massie Middle School Real Money, Real World will be Friday, Nov. 6:

• Light refreshments will be provided in the morning by the school.

• Please enter the doors to the left of the main entrance to the Middle School (Clinton-Massie Middle School, 2556 Lebanon Road, Clarksville).

• RMRW will be conducted in the Old Clinton-Massie Elementary/Middle School Gym.

• Plan to arrive between 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

• There will be three sessions starting at approximately 7:45 a.m. and ending by 11:30 a.m.

• Each session with have approximately 50-55 students.

• Wear clothing for your profession.

• You will be provided with pens, pencils, calculators & booth info.

• Bring promotional items such as business signs, flyers, handouts, etc. to give to the students while volunteering.

• If you, a friend or co-worker can volunteer please RSVP by Nov. 2. (937-382-0901 or email at montague.18@osu.edu.)

• 30-32 community volunteers are needed.

If you have suggestions, comments or want to share any ideas for improvements for Real Money, Real World please call or email montague.18@osu.edu or 937-382-0901.

Teaches elementary students about financial choices

Staff report