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Juniors, seniors at Prescott High attend ‘Get Real’ Program to learn money management

The Nevada County Extension Office hosted a “Get Real” Program at Prescott High School for juniors and seniors. 

Over the course of three days, students were given information about good money management and the difference it makes in their lives. Students drew cards to receive their scenario with their family size and a job with a set income. They were required to find their net income from their gross income, then visit 12 different stations manned by volunteers from the community. The 12 different stations required the students to make decisions based on their family’s needs and what they could afford. Once they decided, they had to write a check and balance their register. Students were able to see how their choices affect their finances. 

Community leaders stepped up to support this program for our Nevada County youth. A big THANK YOU is extended to the Bank of Delight- Cassidy Lawrence and Shane Meador, Farmers Bank- Lauren Brown, Shelter Insurance- Eli Ratcliff, Entergy- Eric Jackson, Prescott Nevada County Chamber of Commerce- Jade Cornelius and Jamie Hillery, University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana- Lilian Rogel and Edgar Duenas, Prescott Nevada County Library- Theresa Tyree, State Farm- Lee Doucet, Nevada County Extension Homemakers Members- Marcia Lasiter, Celia Durham, Julie Oliver, Mittie Malone, Bonnie Smith, Nancy Smith, Judy Duke, Phyllis Stewart, Joyce Hall, and Shelby Hall, Nevada County Judges’ Office- Jennifer Chunn, Nevada County Clerk’s Office- Cherrie Wilson, Nevada County Master Gardeners- Pat Grimes and Brenda Barham, Nevada County 4-H Leader Aimee Keifer, Mary Beck, Richard Grigsby, Netha Lindsey, and Rev John Noggle of Prescott First United Methodist for helping make this happen. 

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