June 11, 2015

FAME’s Free Claim Your Future® Game Now Online

FAME is excited to announce that Claim Your Future® (formerly known as Get a Life) is now available online. Claim Your Future is a free interactive game that encourages exploration into education after high school, future careers, and money management. The objective of Claim Your Future is to teach learners several important lessons, including understanding “wants” versus “needs” and the impact of making choices. Students also learn the strong connection between the choices they make today and their future opportunities. Most importantly, students learn that education and training after high school typically leads to more career options and higher paying jobs. The newly unveiled online version of the game offers numerous resources that the traditional classroom version does not. Through the site, students are able to choose a career and navigate through different spending choices. They will find descriptions of academic degrees, careers, key vocabulary and various spending options. Students can also see a visual representation of how much money they’ve spent as they progress through the game. The website offers a number of additional materials, including: In addition to the online game, FAME recently redesigned the Claim Your Future classroom game to include new career options and an extensive educator’s guide that includes budget worksheets, detailed lesson plans, homework activities and additional resources. Interested middle schools should contact education@famemaine.com to request a free game kit. From kindergarten to college and beyond, FAME’s College Access and Financial Education Team offers a diverse selection of financial education initiatives to Maine students and offers financial education sessions to several thousand Maine students each year. These sessions are offered directly in the school or college setting through presentations, games and a variety of hands-on learning activities. “FAME is pleased to be making this important money management tool available to all online and free of charge,” stated Bruce Wagner, Chief Executive Officer. “We hope every student, teacher and citizen takes advantage of this opportunity to improve their financial knowledge.”