By Eleanor Cox
In conjunction with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities), Carver High School students received valuable financial literacy knowledge through the Career Countdown Project on
February 19-21, in celebrating Career Technical Education month. This real-world effort developed provoking thought processes when budgeting, making career choices/educat
ional planning, as well unexpected circumstances (life happens).
The follow-up activity generated amazing dialogue. Some students said they have a better understanding of what their parents go through when trying to make ends meet. One student admitted to becoming homeless twice when making his decisions maneuvering through the Career Countdown maze. It was the first time many students had ever created a monthly budget. This was a great experience for all students.
Much thanks to Ms. Cynthia Whittaker and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Center. We also extend appreciation to the many volunteers and Roly Poly who donated lunch for them