The Public Policy Center, which publishes nonpartisan reality sheets on each statewide Arkansas poll situation, has joined forces with Dr. Laura Hendrix in Family and Consumer Sciences to supply an up to date “Get Real – Here’s the Deal” station on voting.
“Get Real – Here’s the Deal” is a hands-on simulation Hendrix developed a number of years in the past to provide children an expertise in monetary decision-making. Youth are inspired to make sensible monetary way of life selections much like what adults face every month.
“Citizen in Action” is this system’s thirteenth station. Participants draw a card to expertise how they’re affected by voting (or not voting). The situations embody gross sales and property tax votes that add one thing to their group however price them one thing within the course of. Teens then write the price or reward in their “examine books.”
This stands out as the first time some individuals understand voters have a say in setting native taxes that apply to autos, telephone payments and quick meals purchases. The concept is to go away them with an understanding of how they’ve a task in shaping their group at age 18.
Teens throughout Arkansas expertise “Get Real – Here’s the Deal” throughout particular occasions in school. Extension’s county brokers present monetary literacy training in many faculties and use this “seize and go” program to focus on the monetary selections that await many college students after commencement.
For extra details about the Citizen in Action station, contact Kristin Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org.