Teens get a taste of the adult world with this hands-on simulation complete with jobs, income, family and debt. During this two and a half hour challenge, youth visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and other wants and needs while building a budget for their simulated family. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes - and suffer the consequences of their decisions - in a realistic, but safe, environment. Participate in this FREE program sponsored by Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

FREE but must register so we have enough materials.

Where:  Jefferson Oaks Community Room, 22001 Republic Ave., Oak Park, MI 48220

When:   Thursday, June 27 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Who:     Teens

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Youth registration for Mad City Money is open.
Youth registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2019.


Volunteer registration for Mad City Money is open.
Volunteer registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information contact Kathy Jamieson 586-469-6093 or jamies13@msu.edu.