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Youth to financial education through interactive game

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017

CONTACT Neely Tsoodle
PR Manager
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
(918) 758-6599
NTsoodle@mcn-nsn.gov

Youth to financial education through interactive game

Eufaula, Okla. — Eufaula Middle School Students will be receiving a lesson like they’ve never seen before. Volunteers from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the Mvskoke Loan Fund, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, and First Family Federal Credit Union will teach students an innovative way how to handle their finances.

It’s called the “Spending Frenzy” a youth financial literacy event, which teaches middle school aged youth how to handle money and make life decisions in an interactive game environment. Thirty-five students have been pre-selected to participate with 25 volunteers facilitating the game. Each participant will be given 50-thousand dollars to spend at different stations such as housing, car dealers and much more. At the end of the event, each student will tally up their finances to see how they fared.

Learning to budget money is an issue for many people, especially young people said Christopher Coburn, CEO of the Mvskoke Loan Fund. “Instilling good habits and financial literacy into youth may save them from financial mistakes and will position them for making good choices in the future,” said Coburn.

The Spending Frenzy will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Eufaula Boarding School gymnasium 716 Swadley Drive, Eufaula, Okla.

If you’d like more information about the program, please contact the Mvskoke Loan Fund at 918-549-2608 or 918-549-2603.

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