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Columbus Kids Learn Real-World Economics

Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 07:12 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- Hundreds of high schools students received a lesson in managing real life.

They participated in the “Get Real” program, sponsored by our sister station, The CW and Huntington Bank.

Students were given fake check books and identities, including a salaried job and a number of kids.

They had to make choices about how to spend their money and what expenses took priority.

The 600 high school students came from 20 schools in Columbus.

They say the exercise opened their eyes to real life expenses they could encounter in the future.

“It makes me way more aware that i have to do well in school right now so i can have a good job and be able to take care of myself and if i have children in the future be able to take care of them too,” 10th grader Kenya Shaheed said.

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Reporter: Ashley Yore
Web Producer: Kellie HannaColumbus Kids Learn Real-World Economics


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