Want to gain some financial savvy and get paid for your effort?
Game Theory Academy is returning to Richmond’s RYSE Youth Center (RYSE) with its free financial education class—and that’s golden news for local youth, who can earn a stipend for attending.
The Oakland-based nonprofit will be hosting its “Money Management” class July 17-28, 2017, from 12-2 p.m. Monday through Friday at RYSE, 205 41st Street in Richmond.
The ten-session class—which can accommodate up to 25 attendees—aims to teach youth how to save and spend their money wisely, make strategic decisions and confidently navigate the economy. It’s offered free to Richmond youth between the ages of 15-22.
Students who achieve a perfect attendance record will receive a $150 stipend from Game Theory Academy. While students without perfect attendance can also receive a stipend, the amount received decreases with every absence from class.
“The class aims to give young people the tools to analyze their decisions around money and feel comfortable navigating a complicated economy that is not always working in their favor,” Jasmin Dial of Game Theory Academy told For Richmond about the class last year.
Per Dial, the class curriculum will cover economic concepts such as supply and demand, opportunity costs, dominant strategy and trade-offs. Other key subjects will include money management, budgeting, credit cards, avoiding predatory products and a topic near and dear to Game Theory Academy—strategic decision making.
As part of the class students will not only learn how to apply strategic decision making to their financial well-being, but also to other aspects of their lives, such as relationships, education and career choices.
“We want to give youth the tools they need to be well-informed in this complicated and confusing world” and “fill the gap of info that they might not be getting anywhere else,” Dial previously told For Richmond.
As for the stipend, Dial said, “We use the money as a teaching tool. It’s hard to apply what they’ve learned in class if they don’t have money. They can weigh the cost and benefits of attending class.”
To register for the free class, contact Hayley at 510-858-5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about Game Theory Academy, click here.
-Kathy Chouteau, email@example.com