Return to Current Issue So, You Want To Move Out?!-An Awareness Program of the Real Costs of Moving Away From Home

Steven Hines, Lyle Hansen, Christi Falen
2011 Number 1 Article Number 1IAW2   unpublished
The So, You Want To Move Out?! program was developed to help teens explore the financial realities of moving away from home. This 3-day camp program allows youth the opportunity to interview for a job, work, earn a paycheck, and pay financial obligations. After paying expenses and trying to put some money away in savings, the participants begin to grasp the difficulty of meeting day-today living expenses. Based on the evaluation, participants gained at least a basic knowledge of the concept of
more » ... of the concept of living within their means. The goal of the program is to increase youth financial literacy.