Mad City Money at IHS April 1

All Ithaca High School seniors will take part in a program entitled Mad City Money during the second half of their school day on Friday, April 1.

Organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension and 
Alternatives Credit Union, Mad City Money is a simulation designed to let our students practice making real-life financial decisions. This program has been successful at other area schools, and will be an engaging and thought-provoking exercise with time allotted for self-reflection. During the simulation, pairs of students will receive unique life facts such as salary, occupation, spouse (in some cases), children, and more. They will then visit several "life stations" to purchase necessary items such as housing, transportation, insurance, and many other items that students may not have considered before. Their goal will be simple: live within their means!

As an added bonus, students who complete all stations will be entered into drawings to receive a pair of prom tickets, IHS apparel, and more. This is a rare opportunity for the whole grade to come together. We are excited to make this a tradition at IHS. 


For more information, contact Karl Mellander at Mellander is a math teacher at IHS and the high school student activities director.


See what the excitement is about - watch an earlier Mad City Money event.