Piedmont Triad Regional Council: Forsyth County Real World Event

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Forsyth County Real World Event’s goal is to provide youth between the ages of 13 and 21 with the tools to be self-sufficient and successful in the real world. The youth must attend a budgeting class prior to the actual event, which covers the basics of planning a monthly budget to meet both needs and wants within a hypothetical income. At the event, participants
visit booths where they must chose the best option in regards to their budget constraints. The Piedmont Triad Regional Council, a member of the planning committee, helps recruit youth, provides funding for the event, and assists with budgeting classes throughout the community. Approximately 175 – 200 youth participate in the event every year, which is supported by several partnerships.

Deon Carter, Workforce Development Program Manager, Youth Programs: [email protected]
Althea Hairston, Workforce Development Director: [email protected]
Matthew Dolge, Executive Director: [email protected]

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