200 students experience budgeting simulation

“Why do taxes come out of my paycheck?” “Groceries are so expensive!” These were a few of the common responses to a budgeting simulation with middle school students at Village Tech Schools in Duncanville, Texas. The two-day event, presented by Elan Credit Card (Elan) and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), hosted 100 sixth graders and 100 seventh graders to work through the Junior Achievement of Dallas JA Finance Park simulation.

Elan and AACUC were joined by volunteers from AACUC Texas Regional Chapter member credit unions Resource One Credit Union, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Neighborhood Credit Union, and Baylor Health Care System Credit Union to guide students through the budgeting model in conjunction with national financial literacy month.



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