"Have you ever watched a young person destroy their credit
almost as soon as they get it?"
"In the information age we live in, those mistakes will most likely become a limiting factor for that young person for years to come, if not for the rest of their life. This site represents a community of youth workers who are dedicated to helping young people learn the every day money management skills required to succeed in today’s world."
"Economis is designed to provide real world experience in using a credit/debit card, earning, spending, using online banking, and learning about taxes and payroll. This experience, however, occurs in a virtual world so that mistakes and problems can become instructive without the consequences of the real world. We invite you to explore how Economis might help grow these skills in the young people that you care about!"
quoted from https://www.economis.net/
began implementing Economis in summer 2011 as a way to teach our
students how to become financially responsible. Actual Urban Vision dollars
that the students earn are credited to their Economis accounts.
Students can save, invest or spend their "dollars" based on real world
consequences- they even pay "taxes". This gives the students a more
active role in how they use their U.V. dollars. The "money" that is used
in Economis may not represent actual dollars, but for our students, the
consequences, good or bad, mean real world lessons. A loss in Economis means a gain or loss of U.V. dollars.
date, the students have embraced the Economis system with excitement,
and are beginning to show what they have learned by the choices they
make by how they invest or use their "money."
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