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After school kids

  1. junebug24 profile image61
    junebug24posted 5 years ago

    Need some ideas for enhancing the education system.

    As a kid, what information would you have needed to know to prepare for the real world? What events would you create, feild trips, outreach would you suggest the children be involved in?  Ideas needed for an after school program and helpful topics to be discussed for ages 12-18.

    1. N.E. Wright profile image80
      N.E. Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wish I was able to open my own bank account when I was a kid.  I needed an adult to open it for me.  It was not so great.  LOL.

      Grown ups have a bad habit of taking a little of your hard earned money when they need it, and not telling you that you do not have what you gave them to save for you.

      A child who baby sits and is just twelve would do well to be able to open up his or her own account.  It is great practice in saving.  They will also spend what they have not what they wish they had.

      1. junebug24 profile image61
        junebug24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        wow. cool idea!!! thanks

  2. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 5 years ago

    Hmmmm...I don't know about events or field trips, but thinking back to what I wish I had known more about and been better prepared for in real life is how to be financially responsible.  Perhaps lessons about financial planning for the future (on a kid's level, of course) and the importance of looking ahead and of budgeting and of being independent and proactive would have gone a long way - I would hope, anyway!  Dave Ramsey, I belive, has some great resources to teach kids financial lessons.

    1. junebug24 profile image61
      junebug24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      perfect! I'll check it out! thank you

  3. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    I think Dave Ramsey's resources would be great!  I think the games can be adjusted to different age levels or a mixture of ages.  Check those out.

    Another place to check might be the Jaycees.  I think they are the organization that has a program in middle school when the kids (from several schools) go to a convention center type of place, each one has a job for the day (assigned ahead of time, so they can do research), they actually even do some skills testing and career counseling.  It's been a while since my kids were in this, but I'm pretty sure it was the Jaycees who provided it.  You could ask them if there is any way that program could be adapted into an after-school activity.

    Career guidance in general might be an interesting thing to look at.

    Or also, what about discussing whatever class or outside activity each one is involved in, but which very few if any of the others are doing (specialized art classes; ice hockey; bookkeeping).

    Or maybe an exploration of other cultures.

    1. junebug24 profile image61
      junebug24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for the resources!