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New Grant for All Idaho High Schools

November 22, 2019

high school students in personal finance class raise hands

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Stukent — a digital education courseware provider—in providing a grant for all high schools in the state of Idaho to receive Stukent’s Mimic Personal Finance Simulation and Curriculum for free for five years.

This grant will give high school students all over the state the opportunity to acquire personal financial skills using state-of-the-art technology and decision-learning theory. Participating high schools will also have the opportunity to have ICCU representatives visit their school once a year to receive free hands-on financial education.

What is Mimic Personal Finance?

Rather than simply studying financial concepts, Mimic Personal Finance allows students to practice financial decision-making. They decide how to spend their money in an ongoing role-playing simulation that has real, in-class consequences. From building credit to filing taxes, students see first-hand the impact of their decisions. They have the opportunity to face some of life’s most important financial decisions in the safe environment of the classroom.

How can I ensure my high school is on the list?

ICCU has committed funds to give every high school in Idaho the opportunity to use Mimic Personal Finance, but when you apply will affect how soon your school gets access. Due to the high volume of applications expected, schools wanting to utilize the program in the 2020-2021 school year need to get their applications submitted as soon as possible. This will ensure that teachers will have plenty of time to explore the curriculum and learn about the simulation before their classes begin. All applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.

What Teachers Love About Mimic Personal Finance

 “Mimic Personal Finance allows students to truly understand the responsibilities of being an adult through a simulated environment. I believe every student should have the opportunity to take this class before graduating high school.”

-Lashelle Nix, High School Counselor, Texas

“Mimic Personal Finance is making a bigger impact on my students than I ever would have imagined. This is what they are talking about at home and in the halls. Students are actively making real-world decisions. They are asking better, more relevant questions. They are having meaningful conversations with their parents about the decisions they are making in financial literacy. And the biggest bonus … this has made teaching financial literacy fun for me again!​”

-Shanae Butler, Emery High School Financial Literacy Teacher, Utah