May 14, 2015

Free Claim Your Future Game To All Maine Middle Schools

FAME is excited to announce that Claim Your Future® is now available to all of Maine’s middle schools free of charge. Claim Your Future is an interactive game that encourages exploration into education after high school, future careers, and money management. The objective of the educational tool is to teach learners several important money management lessons, including understanding “wants” versus “needs” and the impact of making choices. When played in the classroom, students are assigned a unique Claim Your Future game wheel representing a specific career, college degree, and monthly salary. Educators are encouraged to discuss various career and college options and lead students through a monthly budget activity. Through this process, students learn the strong connection between the choices they make today and their opportunities in the future. They will also learn that higher education typically leads to more career options and higher paying jobs. FAME recently redesigned Claim Your Future (formerly known as Get a Life) to include new career options and an extensive educator’s guide that includes budget worksheets, a detailed lesson plan, homework activities and additional resources. An online version of Claim Your Future will be launched in the coming weeks. Interested middle schools should contact 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 free of charge to all of Maine’s middle schools,” stated Bruce Wagner, Chief Executive Officer. “We hope every middle school takes advantage of this opportunity to expand financial education into early educational years.”