4-H Students Participate in Life Skills Activity

Life Skills Activity Presented for GHS Students

The Mississippi State University Extension Service presented the “Welcome to the Real World” life skills program to GHS students. Presenters Rita Green, MS Extension Service Area Agent, and Jan Walton, 4-H Youth Agent, assigned student participants a variety of scenarios indicating their occupation, salary, and family situation. The students were instructed to take their designated monthly income and make basic living purchases by visiting 14 booths. As they visited each booth, they were instructed to deduct the chosen amount form their monthly income on their checking account statement. The activity was designed to provide a life skills awareness of financial realities.