Wyotowne gives students an opportunity to learn about financial literacy
Wyotowne allows elementary school students to learn about financial literacy by participating in an economy
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - School is back in session in Natrona County and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming is setting up their youth financial literacy training for the school year.
Students who visit Wyotowne have the opportunity to get a job, earn paychecks, and set up their own bank account and debit card. Wyotowne was founded through a partnership between the Natrona County School District and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming. The curriculum is built for fourth and fifth grade students. Training begins in the classroom, where they gain a real world understanding of how money works. They take what they learn and participate in the bustling economy of Wyotowne.
Amanda Montes is the area director of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming, and is one of the program coordinators. She says, “Our goal with this program is to give young people the tools and that knowledge while they are still young so they can grow up and feel more confident about money.”
Over the school year, students from across the state will have the chance to visit Wyotowne.
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