The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service will offer another session of its “On Your Own Financial Literacy Workshop” on Monday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach).
In this hands-on class, youth ages 12 to 18 will learn survival skills for the future. Participants will learn how to understand and manage finances in a simulated real-world environment.
Activities will include taking a personality test; discovering careers that match personality type; learning about salary, payroll and taxes; learning how to write checks; developing a budget in a chosen career and family situation; and shopping at the “4-H City” for housing, transportation, food, child care, clothing, entertainment, insurance and utilities while staying in a budget.
Membership in 4-H is not required, however pre-registration and well-developed reading and calculator skills are required.