Posted by Money Mission on January 24th, 2012

Money Mission Wins 2011 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award

Money Mission’s efforts to improve financial literacy have been honored with the 2011 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award.

Money Mission, an online financial literacy simulation, was honored with a 2011 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award on February 2, 2012, for its effectiveness in engaging teens in an immersive learning experience. This life simulation educates young adults about the fundamentals of personal finance, the impact of the choices they make, and the opportunity to compete for scholarships to help with tuition for post-secondary education.  Money Mission allows the students, through a personalized avatar, to live in a community in which they work and take advantage of opportunities and adventures. This entertaining journey helps them learn the value of money as well as concepts ranging from taxes to inflation to globalism. The learning experience spans similar to the school year with three 14 week sessions. A new video lesson is unlocked each week, with each lesson focusing on a financial topic while expanding on previous lessons. Scholarships are awarded at the end of each session. Nearly 4,000 students in 48 states and the District of Columbia are engaged in the program. Who says teaching financial literacy can’t be all fun and games? www.Moneymission.com

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