• Christian Walker

"Mad City Money" at Edgewood Academy of Finance

Are high school students prepared to make real-life financial decisions? Students in Edgewood High School's Academy of Finance signature program will put their skills to the test on Tuesday, April 7 when they participate in "Mad City Money", a virtual business simulator where students in the program act as an adult with a family and salary, and must make decisions on how to spend their money.

The Academy of Finance is seeking volunteers to serve as mock vendors for this event. Mock vendors will be local business members who will act as real-life vendors, trying to sell different products and services to students. Mock vendors will be asked to attempt to "up-sell" and get as much as possible from the students in hopes that they overspend or run out of money. Students will be challenged to make wise purchases while still having some money remaining for savings.

If you are a local business interested in serving as a mock vendor for this event, please contact Dr. Austin Hill at ehs.aof@gmail.com. The event will take place Tuesday, April 7 from 8am to 10:30am at Edgewood High School.

About the Edgewood High School Academy of Finance: Edgewood High School’s Academy of Finance program is a signature program of Harford County Public Schools and part of the National Academy Foundation (NAF). NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready.

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