Local students enter the Real World
Special to The Herald
Yazoo County High School recently hosted Welcome to the Real World, sponsored by the Mississippi State Extension Service.
Welcome to the Real World is an active, hands-on, real-life simulation designed to help young people learn about the financial obligations adults face on a daily basis.
Each student was given a scenario in which they were assigned an income and family situation. Using their monthly income after taxes, the students were required to pay for housing, transportation, groceries, insurance, and other typical monthly expenses. If their expenses exceeded their income, the students were required to get a second and sometimes third job to pay for those additional expenses.
MS State Extension agents from Yazoo County, as well as other counties in Central Mississippi, and volunteers from the community, participated to make the event a great success.